Former editor of The Sun Kelvin MacKenzie will not receive an apology from South Yorkshire Police, after he claimed he was due one for the information he was provided before running the infamous front page story headlined ‘The Truth’ during the aftermath of the Hillsborough tragedy.
According to The Guardian, South Yorkshire's current chief constable, David Crompton, issued a statement which said: "SYP have received a letter from Kelvin MacKenzie's lawyers, which demands the force makes an apology to him.
"We have publicly apologised to the Hillsborough families and the Liverpool fans but we will not apologise to Mr MacKenzie.
"He chose to write his own headline and he should accept responsibility for it."
MacKenzie yesterday wrote an article in the Standard claiming that he has suffered ‘personal vilification’ having run the story that included claims that victims of the tragedy has been stolen from. The information was allegedly provided by police to deflect from their own conduct at the match, which were revealed 23 years later, last month.