14th April 2017
When the jury at the Hillsborough inquests delivered its landmark determinations on April 26, 2016, it was the culmination of 27 years of courage and resilience shown by the families, survivors and campaigners.
Six women and three men returned a conclusion of unlawful killing in the deaths of 96 supporters as a result of the disaster at the FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989 as proceedings in Warrington drew to a close.
It came after more than two years of hearings at Birchwood Park and led to an immense feeling inside the court as the coroner’s 14 general questions on what caused the tragedy were answered.
Three decades of fighting for truth by a group of remarkable people who demanded justice for their loved ones had preceded the historic spring day.