New Hillsborough disaster inquest will begin next March
The fresh inquest into the deaths of the 96 fans who lost their lives at the Hillsborough disaster will begin in March.
Last Updated: 05/06/13 4:55pm
Coroner Lord Justice Goldring gave a prospective start date of March 31, 2014 but no location for the new investigation ordered following the quashing of the original verdicts of accidental death last December.
Golding was "confident" a satisfactory venue would be sourced after a second preliminary hearing in London revealed the scope and details of the new inquest process.
"I am confident that we shall locate a satisfactory venue, and that will not be a reason not to begin on that date," he said, before confirming that a third hearing will take place in October.
Earlier in the day it had been agreed that the new inquest will be heard before a jury.
"There plainly ought to be a jury," added the coroner, who cited the European Human Rights act in his decision.
Ninety-six Liverpool fans died at an FA Cup semi-final between the Reds and Nottingham Forest in Sheffield in April 1989.