Police to launch new investigation into Hillsborough Disaster as High Court quashes accidental death inquest verdicts on 96 fans

Fresh hopes for prosecutions over Hillsborough Disaster as police launch new investigation and High Court quashes accidental death inquest verdicts on 96 fans Theresa May launches police investigation into 1989 disasterFormer Durham Chief Constable Jon Stobbart to lead investigationMove comes as High Court quashes original accidental death verdictsFamilies greeted court's decision with a loud round of applauseInvestigation could lead to prosecutions being brought | UPDATED: 00:46 GMT, 20 December 2012 A raft of manslaughter charges could be laid following the decision to reopen the criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster, it emerged last night. The new police probe was announced yesterday by Home Secretary Theresa May as the High Court quashed the original inquest verdicts of accidental death and ordered new inquests.