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Ex-editor wants Hillsborough apology.

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 today's Spectator magazine, said he suffered "personal vilification for decades" as a result of The Sun's front page story which ran four days after the tragedy in April 1989. It included claims that Liverpool fans urinated on officers resuscitating the dying and stole from the dead.

According to extracts on the Spectator's website, Mr MacKenzie writes: "Now I know, you know, we all know that the fans were right.

"But the people who have got away scot-free are South Yorkshire Police."

He added that he is seeking recompense for "the lies their officers told".
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