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Hillsborough verdict greatest victory ever won by Liverpool

By Steven Beacom

Published 27/04/2016

Liverpool fans at Hillsborough, trying to escape severe overcrowding
Liverpool fans at Hillsborough, trying to escape severe overcrowding
Debbie Routledge, a survivor in the Hillsborough stadium disaster 1989
Fans on the pitch at Hillsborough. FA Cup semi final April 1989 between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest. 96 football fans lost their lives in Britain's worst stadium disaster
Fans receiving attention on the pitch. Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield will always bear the scar of England's worst football tragedy. On April 15th 1989, 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives having gone to watch their side contest an FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest
Gill and Brian Caldwell being crushed against the fence in the Liverpool enclosure at Hillsborough
Fans crushed against the perimeter fence at Hillsborough
An injured fan receiveing attention on the pitch
An injured fan sits against the goalpost with his leg in a splint
Fans recieving medical attention on the pitch
Hillsborough disaster policeman looks at a pile of police helmets lying on pitch amongst debris
Police shielding injured fans at Hillsborough
Kevin Williams stretchered off on the Hillsborough pitch during the Hillsborough disaster
Injured fans lie on advertising boards which were used as makeshift stretchers
Victims at the Hillsborough football disaster, 1989
Victims at the Hillsborough football disaster, 1989
Bent and twisted fencing at Hillsborough in the aftermath of the tragedy
A distraught young Liverpool fan in the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster
Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish, his wife Marina and daughter Kelly during the memorial service for the victims of the Hillsborough Tragedy.
Scarves and floral tributes laid at Anfield
Scarves and floral tributes at Hillsborough
A young boy adding to the floral tributes at Anfield's Shankly gates
A message written on a wall remebering the Hillsborough disaster victims
Andrew Devine, coma victim of the Hillsborough football disaster
Hillsborough disaster victim Andrew Devine who is now communicating by pressing a micro switch
Margaret Thatcher at Hillsborough
Anfield fans leave flowers in the nets
The Hillsborough tragedy - 1989
The Hillsborough tragedy - 1989
The Hillsborough tragedy - 1989
The Hillsborough tragedy - 1989
The Hillsborough tragedy - 1989
A sea of flowers at Hillsborough stadium, in memory of the Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough
Hillsborough Memorial
A Liverpool supporter holding a banner
Fans and players observe a minutes silence at Hillsborough
Liverpool's Xabi Alonso wearing a black armband in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster
Liverpool's (left-right) Glen Johnson, Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger and Steven Gerrard arrive for the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
Young fans during the screening of the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Goodison Park, Liverpool
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard (top row, third left) stands with his team mates, during the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Members of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign group embrace as they arrive at Anfield for a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England
Messages on floral tributes left during the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Hillsborough, Sheffield.
Members of the public and football fans gather together during the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Hillsborough, Sheffield
Liverpool fans pay their respect to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in Market Square, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 15, 2014. Photo credit: Rowan Staszkiewicz/PA Wire
A Nottingham Forest fan pays his respect to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in Market Square, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 15, 2014. Photo credit: Rowan Staszkiewicz/PA Wire
A Liverpool fan pays her respect to the victims of the Hillsborough disaster in Market Square, Nottingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 15, 2014. Photo credit: Rowan Staszkiewicz/PA Wire
A general view during the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 15, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
96, made up of fans scarves, fills the centre circle before the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday April 15, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Members of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign group march to Anfield for a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives are attending the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: An Everton fan arrives in Anfield for a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives are attending the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: The Liverpool FC flag hangs at half mast as fans arrive in Anfield for a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives are attending the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: The Liverpool and Manchester City players acknowledge a minutes silence for the Hillsborough victims on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Members of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign group march to Anfield for a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives are attending the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Harley Hanson (aged nine) from Sheffield places flowers ahead of the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service at Hillsborough, Sheffield
A fan ties a scarf to the Shankly Gates at Anfield, before the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service
Family members of Keith McGrath lay flowers at the Hillsborough memorial at Anfield, before the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service
A scarf is tied to the Shankly Gates at Anfield, before the Hillsborough 25th Anniversary Memorial Service
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Members of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign group march to Anfield for a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives are attending the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Fans arrive in Anfield for a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives are attending the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: A woman walks past a Hillsborough tribute banner as fans arrive in Anfield for a memorial service marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2014 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives are attending the service at Liverpool's Anfield stadium to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring during a one minute silence. A total of 96 Liverpool supporters lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi final against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Liverpool supporters hold banners prior to a minute's silence at their match on Sunday
A tribute to the 96 fans who died during the Hillsborough disaster, outside the ground before the Sky Bet Championship match at Hillsborough, Sheffield
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: View of floral tributes laid in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: View of the Hillsborough memorial, on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
A badge is shown in memory of the Hillsborough disaster, before the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: A young fan stands next to floral tributes laid in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: View of floral tributes laid in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: View of club scarves placed in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: View of floral tributes laid in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster, on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
96 empty seats are draped with Liverpool scarves to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster prior to the FA Cup Semi-Final match between Wigan Athletic and Arsenal at Wembley Stadium on April 12, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
The Liverpool players acknowledge a minutes silence for the Hillsborough victims on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on April 13, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
Liverpool scarves cover 96 seats in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago during the FA Cup Semi Final match at Wembley Stadium, London
People leave tributes outside Anfield stadium before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Members of the crowd during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PA
Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham shakes hands with former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Daglish before the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Members of the crowd during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Members of the crowd during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Liverpool FC supporters applaud during a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool rang out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Daglish arrives for the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Children lay flowers on the pitch during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LThe 'Eternal Ring' is seen as Liverpool FC fans sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' during a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (R) arrives with his players to attend a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Hillsborough campaigners Margaret Aspinal and Trevor Hicks during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Current and former Liverpool players during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Liverpool FC supporters clap during a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool rang out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Flowers and balloons at the side of the pitch during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: An Everton FC supporter holds up a Liverpool FC supporters shirt during a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool rung out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A banner with former Liverpool player Steven Gerrard is displayed during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Children lay flowers on the pitch during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Former past and present players and managers take their place during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Tributes are placed on the pitch before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Former Liverpool players Bruce Grobbelaar and Phil Thompson (centre) and Alan Hansen during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
People attend a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: A bouquet of flowers in the shape of a football is placed on the pitch before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Fans, relatives and Liverpool FC staff and players during a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool rung out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: A banner is unfurled in front of supporters before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Former Liverpool players Ian Rush (centre left) and Robbie Fowler (centre) during the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Liverpool's German manager Jurgen Klopp (L) and Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson attend a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Liverpool's Belgian goalkeeper Simon Mignolet (C) sits with teammates as they attend a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Former Liverpool player and BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson arrives for the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rogers (R), and former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher (C) arrive for a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Two young mascots for Liverpool FC and Everton FC walk hand in hand across the pitch before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: A Liverpool fan deep in thought before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish arrives for the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Manager Jurgen Klopp arrives for the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Former Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish arrives for the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: A general view of Anfield stadium before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: A bus displays a message reading 'Remembering the 96' next to it's route information as it drives past Anfield stadium before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Tributes are left outside Anfield stadium before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: People leave tributes outside Anfield stadium before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The congregation gathers before the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: People arrive for a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives will take part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool will ring out during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: Tributes are left outside Anfield stadium before a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool rung during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Flowers and football scarves lay in front of the temporary Hillsborough memorial, ahead of a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A man prepares to lay flowers bearing a photograph of one of the Hillsborough Disaster victims at the temporary Hillsborough memorial, ahead of a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
People pay their respects at the temporary Hillsborough memorial, ahead of a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Flowers are pictured at the temporary Hillsborough memorial, ahead of a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Seats with the number 96 before the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Flowers and football scarves are pictured at the temporary Hillsborough memorial, ahead of a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 15: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view.) People arrive for a memorial service to mark the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, at Anfield stadium on April 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. Thousands of fans, friends and relatives took part in the final Anfield memorial service for the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. Earlier this year relatives of the victims agreed that this year's service would be the last. Bells across the City of Liverpool rung during a one minute silence in memory of the 96 Liverpool supporters who lost their lives during a crush at an FA Cup semi-final match against Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1989. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
People look at the list of victims' names at the temporary Hillsborough memorial, ahead of a memorial service at Anfield in Liverpool, north west Engand on April 15, 2016, on the 27th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster. 96 Liverpool supporters died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough football ground in Sheffield, northern England. 2016 will be the final year a memorial service is held at Anfield. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLISPAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Roses are placed on the side of the pitch before the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Flowers are placed at the Hillsborough memorial before the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Roses are carried to be placed at the Hillsborough memorial before the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Flowers are placed at the Hillsborough memorial before the last memorial service to be held at Anfield, Liverpool, to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
A banner in tribute to the victims of Hillsborough on a shop front outside Anfield, Liverpool, before the last memorial service to be held at the ground to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
People gather at Anfield around the Hillsborough memorial before the last memorial service to be held at the Liverpool ground to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday April 15, 2016. The 96 Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terraces at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium after going to see their team play Nottingham Forest in an FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
File photo dated 15/04/1989 of overcrowding at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough. The final annual Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield will take place later to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 15, 2016. Thousands of ordinary fans are expected to gather with the families of those who died in the tragedy to pay their respects one last time at the home of Liverpool FC. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: David Giles/PA Wire
File photo dated 22/04/1989 of fans gathering at Anfield for a ceremony of remembrance following the Hillsborough disaster. The final annual Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield will take place later to mark 27 years to the day since the tragedy claimed 96 lives. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday April 15, 2016. Thousands of ordinary fans are expected to gather with the families of those who died in the tragedy to pay their respects one last time at the home of Liverpool FC. See PA story MEMORIAL Hillsborough. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire

There were smiles, hugs, tears and a rousing rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone outside the Coroner's Court in Warrington.

Justice had finally been done for the 96 Liverpool supporters killed at Hillsborough in Sheffield on April 15, 1989.

And the families of those who perished that dreadful day could celebrate winning the fight of their lives.

It took them 27 years, yet they never gave up.

The pain of losing a son, daughter, mum, dad, brother or sister will always remain for the families and there will still be anger that justice took so long to be served, but they can also feel proud of their monumental efforts.

They have been working and waiting almost three decades for yesterday's verdict, delivered by the jury after an agonising inquest that lasted over two years, poring over all the horrific and heartbreaking details.

That afternoon in 1989, thousands of football fans travelled to Yorkshire to cheer on their favourite teams, Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, with a place in the FA Cup final at stake.

Tragically, 96 did not make it home.

Think about that for a second. Filled with excitement and enthusiasm they went to a sporting occasion, as the vast majority of us will have done at some time in our lives, and did not make it home.

Men and women. Boys and girls. It was the most harrowing, traumatic experience for the families and friends of those who died.

A banner reading Truth and Justice is hung from Liverpool's Saint George's Hall and illuminated in red after today's Hillsborough inquest verdict on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A banner reading Truth and Justice is hung from Liverpool's Saint George's Hall and illuminated in red after today's Hillsborough inquest verdict on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Some of the 96 candles in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy, sit on the steps of Liverpool's Saint George's Hall after today's Hillsborough inquest verdict on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded today on April 26, 2016 with a verdict of unlawful killing, after the initial verdicts were quashed. Relatives of Liverpool supporters who died in Britain's worst sporting disaster gathered in the purpose-built court to hear the jury's verdict in Warrington after a 25 year fight to overturn the accidental death verdicts handed down at the initial 1991 inquiry. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Some of the 96 candles in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy, sit on the steps of Liverpool's Saint George's Hall after today's Hillsborough inquest verdict on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded today on April 26, 2016 with a verdict of unlawful killing, after the initial verdicts were quashed. Relatives of Liverpool supporters who died in Britain's worst sporting disaster gathered in the purpose-built court to hear the jury's verdict in Warrington after a 25 year fight to overturn the accidental death verdicts handed down at the initial 1991 inquiry. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: A banner reading Truth and Justice is hung from Liverpool's Saint George's Hall and illuminated in red after today's Hillsborough inquest verdict on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded today on April 26, 2016 with a verdict of unlawful killing, after the initial verdicts were quashed. Relatives of Liverpool supporters who died in Britain's worst sporting disaster gathered in the purpose-built court to hear the jury's verdict in Warrington after a 25 year fight to overturn the accidental death verdicts handed down at the initial 1991 inquiry. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: A man reacts as people lay flowers and tributes at the Hillsborough Memorial outside Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded today on April 26, 2016 with a verdict of unlawful killing, after the initial verdicts were quashed. Relatives of Liverpool supporters who died in Britain's worst sporting disaster gathered in the purpose-built court to hear the jury's verdict in Warrington after a 25 year fight to overturn the accidental death verdicts handed down at the initial 1991 inquiry. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: A man reacts as people lay flowers and tributes at the Hillsborough Memorial outside Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded today on April 26, 2016 with a verdict of unlawful killing, after the initial verdicts were quashed. Relatives of Liverpool supporters who died in Britain's worst sporting disaster gathered in the purpose-built court to hear the jury's verdict in Warrington after a 25 year fight to overturn the accidental death verdicts handed down at the initial 1991 inquiry. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: Fresh tributes adorn the Hillsborough Memorial outside Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded today on April 26, 2016 with a verdict of unlawful killing, after the initial verdicts were quashed. Relatives of Liverpool supporters who died in Britain's worst sporting disaster gathered in the purpose-built court to hear the jury's verdict in Warrington after a 25 year fight to overturn the accidental death verdicts handed down at the initial 1991 inquiry. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 26: A man reacts as people lay flowers and tributes at the Hillsborough Memorial outside Anfield Stadium, the home of Liverpool Football Club on April 26, 2016 in Liverpool, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football supporters were crushed to death, concluded today on April 26, 2016 with a verdict of unlawful killing, after the initial verdicts were quashed. Relatives of Liverpool supporters who died in Britain's worst sporting disaster gathered in the purpose-built court to hear the jury's verdict in Warrington after a 25 year fight to overturn the accidental death verdicts handed down at the initial 1991 inquiry. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
People react as they leave the coroner's court in Warrington, north-west England on April 26, 2016 1989 following the conclusion of the inquest into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. The 96 Liverpool fans who died in Britain's 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury found Tuesday following the longest-running inquest in English legal history. After hearing more than two years of evidence, the jury also concluded that the behaviour of Liverpool supporters on the day did not cause or contribute to Britain's worst sports stadium tragedy. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFF CADDICKGEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images
People react as they leave the coroner's court in Warrington, north-west England on April 26, 2016 1989 following the conclusion of the inquest into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster. The 96 Liverpool fans who died in Britain's 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury found Tuesday following the longest-running inquest in English legal history. After hearing more than two years of evidence, the jury also concluded that the behaviour of Liverpool supporters on the day did not cause or contribute to Britain's worst sports stadium tragedy. / AFP PHOTO / GEOFF CADDICKGEOFF CADDICK/AFP/Getty Images
The Hillsborough disaster claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Anthony Bland, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Thomas Steven Fox , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Victoria Jane Hicks , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Vincent Michael Fitzsimmons, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Peter McDonnell, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Philip John Steele , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Peter Andrew Burkett , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Tracey Elizabeth Cox , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Richard Jones , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Stephen Francis Harrison , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Stephen Paul Copoc , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Stephen Francis O'Neill , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Sarah Louise Hicks , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Thomas Howard, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Peter Andrew Harrison , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Roy Harry Hamilton , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Philip Hammond , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Peter Reuben Thompson , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Thomas Anthony Howard , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Simon Bell , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Peter Francis Tootle, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Stuart Paul William Thompson , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of William Roy Pemberton , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of David Steven Brown , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Raymond Thomas Chapman, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Steven Joseph Robinson , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Paul Clark, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Keith McGrath, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Kevin Daniel Williams , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Paul Anthony Hewitson , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Kester Roger Marcus Ball , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Patrick John Thompson , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of John Alfred Anderson, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Joseph Clark , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Paul David Brady , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of James Gary Aspinall, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Nicholas Peter Joynes , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Paula Ann Smith , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Martin Kenneth Wild, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of James Robert Hennessy , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Michael David Kelly , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Paul William Carlile , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of John McBrien , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Jon-Paul Gilhooley , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Jonathon Owens , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Lee Nicol, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Joseph Daniel McCarthy, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Nicholas Michael Hewitt , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Paul Brian Murray , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Kevin Tyrrell, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of James Philip Delaney , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Martin Kevin Traynor , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Inger Shah , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Gary Collins, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Marian Hazel McCabe , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Eric Hankin , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Graham John Roberts , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Eric George Hughes , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Francis Joseph McAllister , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Henry Charles Rogers , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Christopher Edwards , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of David Leonard Thomas, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Ian Thomas Glover , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Gary Christopher Church, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Gordon Rodney Horn , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of David John Benson , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Graham John Wright , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Gary Harrison , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Colin Wafer , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Henry Thomas Burke , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Gary Philip Jones , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of David William Birtle , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Derrick George Godwin , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
The full list of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster (top row left to right) Adam Edward Spearritt, Alan Johnston, Alan McGlone, Andrew Mark Brookes, Anthony Bland, Anthony Peter Kelly, Arthur Horrocks, Barry Glover, Barry Sidney Bennett, Brian Christopher Mathews, Carl William Rimmer, Carl Brown, (second row left to right) Carl Darren Hewitt, Carl David Lewis, Christine Anne Jones, Christopher James Traynor, Christopher Barry Devonside, Christopher Edwards, Colin Wafer, Colin Andrew Hugh William Sefton, Colin Mark Ashcroft, David William Birtle, David George Rimmer, David Hawley, (third row left to right) David John Benson, David Leonard Thomas, David William Mather, Derrick George Godwin, Eric Hankin, Eric George Hughes, Francis Joseph McAllister, Gary Christopher Church, Gary Collins, Gary Harrison, Gary Philip Jones, Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron, (fourth row left to right) Gordon Rodney Horn, Graham John Roberts, Graham John Wright, Henry Charles Rogers, Henry Thomas Burke, Ian David Whelan, Ian Thomas Glover, Inger Shah, James Gary Aspinall, James Philip Delaney, James Robert Hennessy, John Alfred Anderson, (fifth row left to right) John McBrien, Jonathon Owens, Jon-Paul Gilhooley, Joseph Clark, Joseph Daniel McCarthy, Keith McGrath, Kester Roger Marcus Ball, Kevin Daniel Williams, Kevin Tyrrell, Lee Nicol, Marian Hazel McCabe, Martin Kevin Traynor, (sixth row left to right) Martin Kenneth Wild, Michael David Kelly, Nicholas Peter Joynes, Nicholas Michael Hewitt, Patrick John Thompson, Paula Ann Smith, Paul Anthony Hewitson, Paul David Brady, Paul Brian Murray, Paul Clark, Paul William Carlile, Peter Andrew Harrison, (seventh row left to right) Peter Andrew Burkett, Peter Francis Tootle, Peter McDonnell, Peter Reuben Thompson, Philip Hammond, Philip John Steele, Raymond Thomas Chapman, Richard Jones, Roy Harry Hamilton, Sarah Louise Hicks, Simon Bell, Stephen Paul Copoc, (bottom row left to right) Stephen Francis Harrison, Stephen Francis O'Neill, Steven
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Colin Mark Ashcroft , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of David William Mather , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Ian David Whelan, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Christopher Barry Devonside , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of David Hawley , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Colin Andrew Hugh William Sefton , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Brian Christopher Mathews , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Carl Darren Hewitt , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Christine Anne Jones , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of David George Rimmer , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Adam Edward Spearritt , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Andrew Mark Brookes , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Barry Sidney Bennett , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Alan Johnston , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Alan McGlone , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Carl William Rimmer , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Christopher James Traynor, one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Anthony Peter Kelly , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Carl Brown , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Carl David Lewis , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Arthur Horrocks , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.
Undated handout photo issued by the Hillsborough Inquests of Barry Glover , one of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 26, 2016. The tragedy unfolded on April 15 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup tie against Nottingham Forest as thousands of fans were crushed on Sheffield Wednesday's Leppings Lane terrace. Photo credit should read: Hillsborough Inquests/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

And for those supporters who survived there were nightmares and guilt, having witnessed death occurring in front of them, even though they were powerless to stop it. Liverpool was overwhelmed with emotion and grief. The city wept.

More hurt was to follow when the Liverpool supporters were blamed by Government officials, high-ranking police officers and elements of the media for what happened on April 15, 1989. That was just too much to take - and accept - leading to a fierce battle and campaign for the truth to emerge.

Yesterday, it did, as the jury concluded Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed at Hillsborough.

In no way were the supporters to blame. Police errors caused a dangerous situation at the turnstiles, and failures by commanding officers caused a crush on the Leppings Lane terraces. Defects at the stadium contributed to the disaster and the emergency response, including the ambulance service, was delayed.

It is sad that between 1989 and today some family members of the 96 and passionate campaigners have passed away. They, too, should be remembered today for the sacrifices they made to do right by their own.

Over the years Liverpool have enjoyed many great victories on the field. This, though, can be viewed as the greatest triumph of all associated with the football club.

This was Justice for the 96.

  • Steven Beacom is the Belfast Telegraph's sports editor

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