The 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough football stadiumdisaster were unlawfully killed, a jury concluded Tuesday, finding Britain’s worst sporting tragedy was partly down to police errors.
Relatives of the victims have fought a 27-year friend companion to reach the heart of what a 1990 inquest opinion occurred during the catastrophe, and incensed the deaths were unintentional. They emerged in the court embracing and in tears.
They linked hands and sang the Liverpool Football Club anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and chanted “Justice for the 96!”. “You will not believe what we have gone through to achieve justice,” said Barry Devonside, who lost his only son, 18-year-old Christopher.