South Yorkshire Police spent at least £2.1m on legal fees representing its suspended Chief Constable David Crompton during the Hillsborough Inquests, the BBC has discovered.

Mr Crompton’s barrister alone was paid over £1m to represent him.

Several victims’ families complained to the police watchdog about Mr Crompton’s conduct during the inquests.

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