New images released in hunt for Hillsborough disaster witnesses

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators
One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

A third set of photographs of witnesses to the Hillsborough disaster have been released.

Officers from Operation Resolve have released more than 40 images of people they want to speak to in the last few weeks, with over half already identified.

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

It is hoped the people in the pictures taken from CCTV footage on the day of the disaster can assist with the ongoing new inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

The latest appeal sees eight images being released of six people that investigators need to talk to.

With the new additions, it takes the total of people still needing to be identified to 25.

The officer in overall command of Operation Resolve, Assistant Commissioner Jon Stoddart, said: “The response to the first two appeals has been superb and we are grateful to the public for taking the time to visit our website and view the various images.

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

“These people could have important information that will help the families in answering some of their unanswered questions and also assist the ongoing inquest process.

“As I have said previously, what we are doing is unusual and I cannot reiterate the importance of people heeding the warnings and advice issued by the Coroner and the office of the Attorney General. It is important that people do not pass comment on our appeal or any other aspect of the Hillsborough disaster on social media and forums.”

The public are asked to visit www.operationresolve.co.uk to view the gallery of pictures and can also call on 08000 283284 if they can identify an image.

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators

One of the new images released by Hillsborough investigators