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INQUEST advisor Professor Phil Scraton discusses Hillsborough at Institute of Race Relations meeting
28 November 2013
INQUEST attended a sold out meeting organised by the Institute of Race Relations' journal Race and Class. Professor Phil Scraton discussed the Hillsborough disaster and powerfully outlined his battle for acknowledgement of the truth of that day, and for accountability and justice. The meeting was also addressed by Marcia Rigg, sister of Sean Rigg who died in police custody in Brixton in 2008, Janet Alder, whose brother Christopher died in police custody in Hull in 1998, and Margaret Aspinall, Chair of the Hillsborough Families Support Group, who lost her 18 year old son James in the disaster. All spoke movingly about their struggles for truth and justice.
‘Although it is fair to say I was given adequate opportunity to express my views the final verdict was not the one I had hoped for. We were all devastated to think that [our brother] had died in such tragic circumstances and no one had been made accountable.’
– Family of man who died while detained under the Mental Health Act