Hillsborough families ordered to pay ex-head of South Yorkshire Police up to £28,000

In a stunningly vindictive decision, a judge has ordered that five families who lost relatives in the Hillsborough disaster will have to pay legal costs for David Crompton, the former South Yorkshire Police chief, which may reach up to £28,000. Unlike most people who lose their jobs, David Crompton is getting the chance to fight his dismissal through the High Court, and when the bereaved families suggested that they might have something to contribute to the conversation, the Right Honourable Lady Justice Sharp decided that their submissions wouldn’t be relevant, and then chose to order them to pay Crompton’s legal bill. A crowdfunder has now been set up to make sure the families affected don’t have to pay anything out of their own pockets, with any extra money raised to be donated to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.

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