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Hillsborough Verdict Prompts Liverpool Mayor To Consider Renaming Street Resembling David Duckenfield's Name

'Great shout'

29/04/2016 13:31 | Updated 29 April 2016

Liverpudlians are demanding that a street name closely resembling that of disgraced Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield be changed to Truth Street.

The Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson said that he would look into renaming Duckinfield Street after it was painted over and graffitied.

It follows Tuesday's inquest ruling which found that the 96 football fans who died in the disaster 27 years ago were “unlawfully killed”.

Duckinfield Street has been renamed Truth Street by angry Liverpudlians in order to distance the city from shamed police officer David Duckenfield.

The sign is located near Liverpool University.

Anderson said on Twitter that the renaming suggestion was "a great shout" and that he would look into it.

Taking to the witness stand last March, Duckenfield conceded that he had inadequate experience to oversee the safety of the fans that tragic day and he finally accepted responsibility for the death.

The mayor of Liverpool said that he would look into getting the name changed.

It followed 26 years of lies and mistruths from South Yorkshire Police force and some of its most senior officers.

The force is vehemently disliked in Liverpool. 

At a Hillsborough vigil held on Wednesday for the 96 victims, Anderson shamed SouthYorkshire Police for being "institutionally corrupt".

The mayor said: “They (South Yorkshire Police) have made their values clear time and time again.

“A police force that is institutionally corrupt and lacks any morals or integrity.

“Empty apologies were given in 2012 when their black deeds and propaganda were exposed but they still put the families through hell over the last two years and they should be ashamed of themselves.”  

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Former chief superintendent David Duckenfield.

On Friday the force's acting chief constable who replaced David Crompton following the Hillsborough inquest findings stood down after just one day in the job.

Dawn Copley, who filled the role following Crompton’s suspension on Wednesday, stood down after it emerged that her conduct was being investigated by another force.

Another candidate will now be sought, South Yorkshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings said.

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