Hillsborough prosecution

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Relatives of the 96 soccer fans killed in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have vowed to take out a private prosecution against police in charge at the ground if the Government decides against a fresh public inquiry.

Members of the Family Support Group said they had the funds for such an action, following reports that the Home Secretary, Jack Straw, who ordered a review of the case, has ruled that new video and medical evidence sheds little further light on the tragedy.