NEW documents released as part of the Hillsborough Independent Panel show the extent to which Chester mum Anne Williams has had to fight to gain a new inquest for her son Kevin.
The documents show Sheffield City Council was trying to dissuade the Attorney General from reopening an inquest into the death of 15-year-old Liverpool FC fan Kevin Williams in November 2005.
The council’s principal solicitor, Steve Eccleston, wrote a letter, unsolicited, to the Attorney General after discovering the news Mrs Williams was aiming to reopen the inquest.
In the letter, Mr Eccleston wrote: “I was recently given to understand from a news report on the BBC website Mrs Anne Williams may be pressing you to direct a further inquest into the Hillsborough disaster, in particular around the choice of 1515hrs cut off time, in terms of hearing evidence.
“This issue has already been fully and properly canvassed in the Divisional Court and little would be gained from a further inquest this many years after the original tragic events.”
Mr Eccleston included a copy of the earlier Judicial Review judgment which refused to re-examine the inquests.
Mrs Williams’ call for a new inquest to be opened was later rejected.