Hillsborough timeline: what has happened since the 1989 disaster

Government decides against introduction of a 'Hillsborough law' six years after report

Liverpool fans pay their respects at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield
Liverpool fans pay their respects at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield
(Image credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

The government will not enact a "Hillsborough law" that would have enforced a "duty of candour" for police and public authorities in the wake of major incidents.

The decision came in a long-awaited response to a 2017 report that detailed the experiences of the families of the 97 victims who died in 1989 at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough ground in Sheffield.

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