Interesting report just coming up on the Independent website concerning the Hillsborough scandal and the Sun newspaper:
Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie has instructed solicitors to demand an “apology and recompense” from South Yorkshire Police over the newspaper's discredited reporting of the Hillsborough disaster.
Mr MacKenzie, writing in tomorrow's Spectator magazine, said he suffered "personal vilification for decades" as a result of The Sun's famous front-page story which ran four days after the tragedy in April 1989.
The article, headlined "The Truth", included claims that Liverpool fans urinated on police officers resuscitating the dying and stole from the dead.
According to extracts published today on the Spectator's website, Mr MacKenzie writes: "Now I know - you know, we all know - that the fans were right.
When I see Nick later on today I'll tell him to get his solicitors on to West Yorkshire Police for arresting him and trying to put him in prison for telling the truth about Muslim grooming. Mr Mackenzie's initiative will be an interesting test case especially as the Sun told lies and now I know-you know, we all know - that Nick was telling the truth. Maybe we can also get the Sun to apologise for the decades of vilification we have all had to put up with from them.