Deputy chair of the IPCC Deborah Glass
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Hillsborough: Biggest ever independent investigation announced

12 October 2012 Last updated at 13:06 BST

The biggest ever independent investigation into police wrongdoing is to be carried out following damning reports into the Hillsborough disaster.

Police watchdog, the Independent Police Complaints Commission, and director of public prosecutions have announced they will both launch inquiries into possible crimes committed by police.

The IPCC said both serving and former officers would be investigated over the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans in 1989.

Deputy chair of the IPCC Deborah Glass said "without a shadow of a doubt" it would be the biggest ever investigation carried out into police behaviour in the UK.