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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.
‘You lot do a wonderful job and people who are right at the top need to acknowledge your work and what you do for the families. Without your help we wouldn’t know where to start. You found out lawyer and you put us on the right track. People need to hear from families and how they are affected by this long process’
– Bereaved family member