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The Justice Collective have topped the charts to become the 2012 Christmas number one, with their Hillsborough tribute single.

The Justice Collective's version of 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother' sold more than 269,000 copies, which saw it comfortably outsell 'X Factor' winner James Arthur's debut single Impossible by 45,000, according to figures from the Official Charts Company.

Robbie Williams is one of the artists featured on the single

The reworking of the Hollies' 1969 hit took the festive top spot to cap a memorable week for campaigners, friends and family of the 96 victims of the disaster at Sheffield Wednesday's ground during an Fa Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.

A new police investigation into their deaths was announced by Home Secretary Theresa May and the High Court quashed accidental death verdicts recorded by the original inquest into the tragedy at Sheffield Wednesday's ground. A new inquest will now be held. »

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