Hillsborough family: 'Appointment of new DPP is despicable'

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The family of the late Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams express their anger at the appointment of Alison Saunders as new DPP.

The family of the late Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams have expressed their 'disgust' at the appointment of the new Director of Public Prosecutions ahead of any possible fresh investigations into the 1989 disaster.

Alison Saunders is said to have initially rejected Williams's attempts in 1996 to organise a fresh inquest for her 15-year-old son Kevin, who died, along with 95 other Liverpool fans, during a crush at the Hillsborough ground 24 years ago.

At the time, Saunders was working as Attorney General's Office adviser to the Solicitor General, and Williams's brother Danny Gordon and daughter Sarah believe that those involved in any future investigations should have no links to the original case.

"I think it is ­despicable, Anne would be absolutely disgusted," the Daily Star quotes Gordon as saying. "I know my sister did not like her ­attitude. She would have been very annoyed.

"We want somebody who is ­impartial and not involved with ­anything that has gone on in the past. It's sickening and insensitive, to say the least."

Williams died in April this year from cancer.

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