Hillsborough investigators reviewing evidence on five more suspects
Former officers from West Midlands and South Yorkshire police forces are being investigated.
Investigators probing the Hillsborough disaster are reviewing evidence relating to five more suspects.
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it expects to announce within the next three weeks whether charges will be brought against two suspects from West Midlands Police, the force that investigated the aftermath of the 1989 disaster.
The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), previously known as the Independent Police Complaints Commission, is also reviewing evidence relating to three former South Yorkshire Police officers.
Officials are due to make a decision on whether they will be referred to the CPS so criminal charges can be considered.
Hillsborough: @CPSuk will make charging decisions on 2 @WMPolice suspects within 3 weeks following a referral in Jan 2017 about the force’s original inquiry into the disaster. Further work was finished in May 2017 & a review has been ongoing since https://t.co/6kKobh2rVC— Independent Office for Police Conduct (@policeconduct) February 22, 2018
Ninety-six Liverpool fans died in the crush at the Leppings Lane end of Hillsborough stadium on April 15 1989, as the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest began.
Six people, including match commander and former chief superintendent David Duckenfield, are already facing charges related to the disaster and its aftermath.