Submitted in response to written requests from the Inquiry, usually providing lists of questions to be answered. In most cases these formed the basis of questioning in public sessions, but in some cases they were read into the record (or taken as read) and the witness did not appear in person.
Given by witnesses invited by the Inquiry, normally after they have made written statements. These sessions could be viewed live online and sometimes on television news services, and the video recordings are part of the archive. The statements were usually released to the public after the public sessions.
Chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (established in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989) and mother of James Aspinall, who died in the tragedy. Told the Inquiry of a meeting with The Sun where a "deal" was offered to the Group. If they publicly accepted The Sun's apology, The Sun would investigate the "lies" and build a sports field in Liverpool. The Group was appalled, Aspinall told the Inquiry.
Sister of Finbarr Dennehy, whose death in 2007 was misrepresented and sensationalised in the press. She believed journalists broke many of the rules of ethics. She told the Inquiry that she believed the press needed a totally independent judicial body.
Academic and former journalist, who has published research on the reporting of trauma, death, bereavement, mental health and suicide, some of which she submitted to the Inquiry.
Parents of Christopher Edwards, who having been arrested in 1994 for breach of the peace was murdered in in his cell by a schizophrenic cellmate. Their statement to the Inquiry was to place on record that all journalists and news outlets they had had contact with in the aftermath of this event were more sympathetic and supportive than the official bodies with whom they had had to deal.
Born 1959. Australian lawyer and, until 2014, Deputy Chair of the Independent Police Complaints Commission. During her time at the IPCC was responsible for many high-profile criminal and misconduct investigations and decisions involving the police. Told the Inquiry of the IPCC’s role in relation to police response to events such as the phone-hacking scandal, the death of Ian Tomlinson during the London G20 protests in 2009, and the decision to launch an independent investigation into the aftermath of the Hillsborough football stadium disaster.
Pressure group established in 2011 by Prof Brian Cathcart and Dr Martin Moore to campaign for a free and accountable press. It seeks to give a voice to the views of victims of press abuses and provided support to many Core Participant Victims at the Inquiry.