Hillsborough disaster: 96 victims WERE unlawfully killed

The Hillsborough disaster inquest has ruled that the 96 victims of the football tragedy were unlawfully killed.

Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 4:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th April 2016, 6:04 pm

The jury has also ruled that there was no behaviour by football supporters which caused or contributed to the disaster.

After hearing more than two years of evidence, the jury of six women and three men have revealed their conclusions.

The inquests found the 96 football fans were unlawfully killed; fans were in no way to blame and that the police made major omissions and errors in their planning for the FA Cup semi-final and their response to the disaster.

The verdicts have vindicated the Hillsborough families who have fought for justice for 27 years against South Yorkshire Police’s blaming of football supporters for the tragedy.

Emotional families at the inquest have reacted with cheers, applause and tears to the verdicts.