Saturday 21 April 2018

Finding Hillsborough 'trolls' could be tough

Fans lay flowers by the Shankly gates before a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield in Liverpool
Fans lay flowers by the Shankly gates before a memorial service to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster at Anfield in Liverpool

Press Association

THE UK Cabinet Office has warned it may not be possible to identify whoever used government computers to post "sickening" comments about the Hillsborough disaster.

The department said the passage of time and number of people using the Whitehall intranet made finding those who edited Wikipedia pages "challenging".

Relatives' groups and Liverpool-born MP Andy Burnham, a long-term campaigner on the issue, are being drafted in to monitor the investigation, a spokeswoman said.

The 'Liverpool Echo' reported that revisions to the online encyclopaedia began five years ago, on the 20th anniversary of the tragedy, and again in 2012.

Among the amendments to the Hillsborough section was an insertion saying 'Blame Liverpool fans', and two years ago the phrase 'You'll never walk alone', was altered to 'You'll never walk again' and later, 'You'll never w*** alone'.

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