Jury finds 96 soccer fans were 'unlawfully killed'
26 April 2016, 15:21
Warrington - 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.
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.
also found that there were errors in police planning for the match and
on the day of the match which caused or contributed to the dangerous
Relatives of the victims have fought a long campaign to get to the heart of what happened during the disaster.
Some emerged from the courtroom hugging and in tears.
jury has been sitting since March 2014 in a purpose-built courtroom in
Warrington, northwest England, 25 kilometre outside
The disaster occurred on April 15, 1989 during an FA
Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield
Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium in northern England.
alleviate a crush that had developed outside the ground at the Leppings
Lane End shortly before kick-off, the police match commander opened an
It enabled 2,000 fans to stream into the ground and
they piled into the already over-full pens behind the goal at that end
of the ground, causing a fatal crush.