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Hillsborough: Civil servant sacked for Wikipedia slurs

17 June 2014 Last updated at 11:26 BST

A civil servant who posted offensive comments about the Hillsborough disaster on Wikipedia while at work has been sacked.

The man, who lives on Merseyside, used the online encyclopaedia to mock the victims of the 1989 Liverpool v Nottingham Forest FA Cup semi-final.

An inquiry was launched in April when it emerged Whitehall computers were used to make the disparaging entries.

The edits included the phrase "Blame Liverpool fans".

Ross Hawkins reports.

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