Hillsborough families seek lawyer to oversee fresh investigations By Sam Chadderton 12 October 2012 16:12 17 December 2015 12:16 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer Anonymous 13 October 2012 at 12:04 The original Hammonds File on this contained a number of police statements relating to overheard canteen gossip about items that had been “liberated” From the dead and injured. those making the statements were persuaded by Norman Bettison to withdraw on the grounds they were merely hearsay. ln addition it was noted that by-placing in the media the idea Liverpool fans stole from the bodies the impact of any statements that got out would be reduced. when Jack Straw’s enquiry came along Peter Metcalf and Norman Bettison decidedltd any material in the file that had not been disclosed to the first enquiry should be shredded as they would confuse thu new enquiry. whether there was any connection between this and Hammonds not been found liable in the SFO enquiry into -Stephen Hinchcliffe (Hammonds had been told that since they had no written authority for transfers from subs to holding company they should return it all) or that despite being told they were liable for all HSSL’s debts the partners of Hammonds Direct weren’t asked by the administrators to cough up 1 think that as a quid pro quo for covering up the trail proving the police in general and Norman Bettison in particular were guilty of manslaughter at Hillsborough the partners of Hammonds have avoided liabilities of over £30m in relation to Stephen Hinchcliffe and the collapse of their bulk conveyancer Hammonds Direct. NB if you would prefer this in a form usable as an article rather than comment then send email to rentaguru@ hotmail.com. I reviewed their client file on SYPA before and after the shredding. Wrote the report on their handlingof money for Stephen Hinchcliffe including the purchase ofa Yellow Ferrari For the holding company using money From a subsidary on the basis of a phone call. I also informed John Heller the partners of-HD were responsible for all the debts of HSSL. Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.