South Yorkshire Police refused to reveal if families of Hillsborough victims were spied on.

A Freedom of Information (FOI) request asked the force, who policed the disaster, whether officers carried out surveillance on Hillsborough victims in the wake of the 1989 tragedy.

It also asked if it had information on any other force or service carrying out surveillance.

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