Were Hillsborough Insults Sent From Government Computers? Cabinet Investigates

According to the Liverpool Echo, text on the Wikipedia page for Hillsborough has been changed from computers within Government. The paper asserts that  in 2009, "Blame Liverpool Fans" was added to the page, and more recently in 2012 the phrase "You'll never walk alone" was changed to "You'll never walk again" with more scattered throughout the page. 

Kenny DalglishKenny Dalglish has been a staunch supporter of the Justice for The 96 Hillborough campaign

The Cabinet Office has launched an investigation into this claim, which, if discovered to be true, would further plunge the powers that be into disrepute regarding the disaster, with the government and the police force both heavily criticised for their handling of Hillsborough and the subsequent search for justice for the victims’ families. 

On Thursday a spokesman for the Cabinet Office said: "This is a matter that we will treat with the utmost seriousness and are making urgent inquiries. No one should be in any doubt of the government's position regarding the Hillsborough disaster and its support for the families of the 96 victims and all those affected by the tragedy."

Margaret Aspinall, of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said the revelations were upsetting. "I don't even know how to react, it's just so sad," she told the Echo. "I hear something like that and it upsets me a great deal, it makes me incredibly sad. I'm glad somebody has found out about it but I'm frightened, to be honest, that we haven't known until now."

Other perjorative changes to the page include: "This is Anfield" to "This is a shit hole". The words "nothing for the victims of the Heysel stadium disaster" were added to a description of the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield stadium. And the description of a Bill Shankly, which usually read, "He made the people happy" suddenly read, "He made a wonderful lemon drizzle cake".

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