"We echo any apologies over Hillsborough" - PFEW

27 April 2016

Calum Macleod, vice chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales said: “We are glad that the jury has reached its conclusions and, we hope, helped to bring answers to the people affected by the Hillsborough tragedy.

“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies remain with the families and friends of the 96 people who lost their lives.

“The Federation role has always been to support the search for the truth about what happened on that fateful day and to support our members and officers throughout all the investigations and inquests.  

“While the policing landscape has changed dramatically since then, whatever lessons can be learned from this tragedy must be shared so that no-one has to suffer again in this way. Nearly 30 years on, many are still traumatised by the events of that day and it is a lifetime sentence which will never be forgotten.”

“If, following any subsequent enquiry, there is any wrongdoing, on any part of any officer, we would absolutely support and encourage a full investigation into that matter. As the Police Federation of England and Wales, we wholeheartedly echo the apology for any wrongdoing by our members or representatives, and our sympathies continue to remain with the families.”