Channel 4 chief correspondent Alex Thomson has this morning ‘doorstepped’ former editor of The Sun Kelvin Mackenzie about The Sun’s coverage of the Hillsborough disaster 23 years ago.
A week after details about police lies were revealed over the deaths of 96 football fans in 1989, which led to The Sun writing a front page story entitled ‘The Truth’ that included police claims that fans were caught stealing from the victims, Thomson approached then editor of the tabloid Mackenzie uninvited, to ask questions about his decision to run the story.
Tweeting about the incident this morning, Thomson said; “I am doorstepping former Sun editor Kelvin Mackenzie over #Hillsborough lies.”
He revealed that he was at Mackenzie’s home in Surrey before following up with another tweet stating that he had been told to ‘f**k off’ by his target.
Another tweet revealed that Mackenzie told Thomson that he was not afraid to answer questions despite having shut his door on the reporter. Thomson also said that he did not respond to being asked “why he’s disregarded his own journalists over Hillsborough headline ‘The Truth’.”
Thomson then jammed himself between door and drivers seat of Mackenzie’s car in an attempt to force him to speak only to be told “Please Alex, this isn’t reasonable.’”
Mackenzie last week issued an apology for the original story run by The Sun, which has long plagued the newspaper ever since.