Date of new Hillsborough inquest to be set

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The date and location of a fresh inquest into the deaths of the 96 Hillsborough victims will be decided later.

The new inquest was ordered in December when the original accidental death verdicts were quashed.

Lord Justice Goldring, who sat on the trial of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor’s killers, has been appointed the coroner for the inquest, which relatives want to be held outside of Sheffield.

The Liverpool fans died as a result of a crush in a 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

A report compiled by the Hillsborough Independent Panel found up to 41 of the 96 who died could potentially have been saved if they had received treatment earlier.

The victims’ families have always challenged the original inquest, which concluded all the victims were dead or brain dead 15 minutes after the game against Nottingham Forest had kicked off at 15:00.

The hearing to decide the date and location will take place in London at 11.30am.