New inquiry into 1989 Hillsborough Stadium deaths to start in early 2014

A new inquest into the Hillsborough Stadium disaster that killed 96 Liverpool fans in 1989 will take place next year.

The High Court in London quashed the original accidental death verdicts in December after secret documents examined by an independent panel uncovered a cover-up by police.

Lord Justice Goldring didn't give an exact date for the new inquest, saying it will start in early 2014.

The venue of the inquest will be announced next week.

The fans died in a crush at the FA Cup semifinal match in 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Hillsborough, the home of English club Sheffield Wednesday.

It is Britain's worst sports disaster.