Spirit of Shankly were recently contacted by South Yorkshire Police and invited to attend a meeting they are planning for 10 July 2019.
The meeting, they said, would be an opportunity to explain their policing policy, and have a discussion of operational policing matters, ahead of Liverpool FC‘s fixture away to Sheffield United in the latter half of September.
SYP said it could be a chance for some Hillsborough groups, families and survivors to hear their policy first hand and consider a visit to the Hillsborough memorial. It would also give representatives of Sheffield United a platform to explain their safety procedures.
SOS feel this meeting is best suited to those directly affected by Hillsborough, and so we have declined. However we will be attending an operational meeting – as we do with other relevant forces throughout the season – closer to the game.
We will keep you informed.