Freemason link to Hillsborough cover-up investigated by police watchdog

Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield told the inquest he was a Freemason Reuters

Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield told the inquest he was a Freemason Reuters

Ben Kentish
The Independent

The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating the involvement of the Freemasons in the Hillsborough disaster and subsequent cover-up, it has revealed.

The watchdog is examining whether senior police officers’ membership of the secret society had a bearing on the events that led to 96 people losing their lives at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield, during a football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in April 1989.

Fans were crushed to death after too many supporters were allowed onto the terrace, with numerous policing failures having since been blamed.

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