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Aldridge welcomes new Hillsborough probe

Published 19/12/2012 | 14:24

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John Aldridge was pleased at news of fresh inquests ordered into the Hillsborough disaster

Former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has welcomed the news the accidental death verdicts on the 96 Hillsborough victims have been quashed and new inquests ordered.

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The Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge and two other judges made the ruling at the High Court in London after an application by the Attorney General Dominic Grieve.

"Great news! Accidental verdict been squashed," Aldridge, who was in the team which played in the abandoned semi-final 23 years ago, wrote on Twitter.

"IT HAD TO HAPPEN. A new investigation on the police as well. And that HAD TO HAPPEN too. YNWA."

Kenny Dalglish, manager at the time, was a key figure in dealing with the aftermath of the disaster and a major supporter of the families' search for justice.

"Two fantastic results today for the Hillsborough families. Your support has been unbelievable," he wrote on Twitter.

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