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Hillsborough Inquest: Patrick Roche, for families, put to Ch Insp Beal he is now trying to "cover up your cover up." "You are out of order."
Hillsborough: Challenged by Patrick Roche for families, Ch Insp Beal says can't recall any conversations with senior officers after disaster
Hillsborough Inquest: Patrick Roche, for families, to Ch Insp Beal: you were "key figure in the cover-up." "That's incorrect & out of order"
.@wb1888 Hillsborough: The solicitor requesting review of South Yorkshire Police officers' statements was Peter Metcalfe of Hammond Suddards
Hillsborough Inquest: PC Walpole's fear if he didn't change his statement: "Officers who didn't tow the line would suffer from bullying."
Hillsborough Inquest: CI Beal says he ordered PC Walpole to HQ, but didn't know another officer CI Foster, would discuss his statement.
Hillsborough Inquest: PC Walpole thought he was "in trouble" & would be "disciplined" & suffer bullying if he didn't alter his statement.
Hillsborough Inquest: PC Michael Walpole has said Ch Insp Beal ordered him to HQ to discuss his refusal to sign an altered statement.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal has agreed it was "unsatisfactory" for officer Goddard's statement to be changed without his knowledge.
Hillsborough Inquest: PC Michael Goddard told the new investigation he knew "absolutely nothing" about his statement being changed in 1989.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal says he does not "recollect" very much about reviewing S Yorks police officers' statements after disaster
Hillsborough Inquest on a break. Ch Insp Beal has accepted another officer's statement was altered; said this was on solicitor's instruction
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal asked did deletion in officer's statement "trouble" him? "No, because it was in solicitor's instruction"
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal being asked about statement by PC Goddard, whose refs to radio problems at 88 semi-final were removed.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal being asked about request to review a police officer's statement who had said his radio was "useless."
Hillsborough Inquest is now looking at Ch Insp Beal's role in the review of statements made by other S Yorks officers after the disaster.
Hillsborough Inquest shown list of senior officers attending a meeting a few days into Taylor inquiry. Meeting minutes have not been located
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal after Taylor report talked to Sheff Weds re contingency plans. "Didn't have any when disaster occurred."
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal became involved in preparing South Yorks police's report after the disaster, known as the "Wain Report."
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal went to the meeting with South Yorkshire police chief constable the day after, but didn't say anything.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal left the football ground at 11pm night of disaster, then went to police's Niagara sports & social club.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal says he went to the gymnasium, being used as a mortuary, deputed officers to work on identifying bodies.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal joined police cordon across pitch. some, not all, #lfc fans angry with police. "Natural reaction I think"
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal talking about gymnasium's use as mortuary. Trevor Hicks said last week treatment there was "appalling."
Hillsborough Inquest: Gymnasium had been used for police meals etc. CID officers already there because arrested people were taken there.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal saw dead bodies, ran to the gymnasium and told officers in there to clear it for use "as a mortuary."
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal recalls seeing people spill out, Supt Greenwood getting game stopped, 3:06pm; St John ambulance on pitch.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal: He was "silly" to think it was a pitch invasion: "Why would fans invade a pitch at the start of a game?"
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal thought Leppings Lane problems were a pitch invasion. "On reflection it was a silly thing to think."
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal recalls hearing intermittent, broken radio message referring to "gate" and concern deaths could result.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal on terrace 'pens' at 2:40pm: "Never crossed my mind" to do something; he wasn't responsible for that area
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal noticed at 2:40pm that Leppings Lane centre 'pens" were filling up but "plenty of room" at the sides.
Hillsborough Inquest: Ch Insp Beal: After 2:15pm he had a problem with his radio, intermittent reception. Thought it was battery, but wasn't
Hillsborough Inquest: To Ch Insp Beal: Did Ch Supt Duckenfield say anything in pre-match briefing about safety? "Yes, safety was mentioned."
Hillsborough Inquest: S Yorks police Ch Insp Beal: Ch Supt Duckenfield in pre-match briefing, they would police game "firmly and fairly."
Hillsborough Inquest hearing from ex S Yorks Ch Insp David Beal. Was responsible for police's operational order (plan) for 1989 semi-final.
Hillsborough Inquest about to start. Around 50 family members here, parents whose children died, others who lost brothers, and fathers.
Hillsborough Inquest: Am at the inquest this morning, day 88 in front of the jury. Police witnesses expected today. I will be tweeting.
Autumn on a Warrington business park: the new inquest into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster began in the spring. pic.twitter.com/369baVdmKE
Goal scored by Linares from midfield. In was his third Goal for hat-trick. Video by @oviedismo vine.co/v/ObnAZ5gXlqK
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.@garystanfo Yes FA should be promoting "touchline types"" giving time up to provide kids with opportunities, despite disgraceful facilities
@david_conn maybe they need to show some respect to the tens of thousands of parents who give up their weekends enabling grassroots to exist
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Not liking this FA denouncing of kids' football "touchline types." How about "respect" by having decent facilities thefa.com/news/thefa/201…
@david_conn @FCUnitedMcr @GNev2 Bayern Munich's supervisory board has supporters in it. Works quite well fcbayern.de/en/club/compan…
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The hammer of the poor, George Osborne, flies upper [first] class, discovers William Keegan gu.com/p/42gy7/tw #butofcourse
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Taking Back Our Game: Campaign by @STANDfanzine for fan ownership and genuine involvement in FA - as promised in 1991 standamf.com/2014/10/15/tak…
@markharrison63: £2.80 for a soft drink at the Emirates? Good job I don't want one #hcafc pic.twitter.com/3MmWJuFl68@STANDfanzine @The_FSF !!
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Here’s me for @commentisfree on why fans need more power in football (and how Labour would do that) bit.ly/1wmzotq
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