Hillsborough inquests: 96 victims unlawfully killed

The jury in the Hillsborough inquests has this morning returned its conclusions.  A majority of the jury has found that the 96 victims were unlawfully killed. The jury has also unanimously criticised many aspects of the arrangements for and management of the FA Cup Semi-Final at Hillsborough in 1989, including police planning, decision-making by commanding officers, policing on the day and the emergency response by the South Yorkshire Metropolitan Ambulance Service and the police.  The conclusions come more than 27 years after the disaster.


Seven Doughty Street barristers represent bereaved family members in the inquests (Heather Williams QC, Henrietta Hill QC, Nick Brown, Paula Sparks, Caoilfhionn Gallagher, Jesse Nicholls and Fiona Murphy), instructed by Birnberg Pierce, Broudie Jackson Canter, EAD Solicitors, Butcher and Barlow and Bindmans LLP.  Nick Toms represents ambulanceman Anthony Edwards, instructed by Deighton Pierce Glynn.


More background is available in the INQUEST press release, available here. 


Please see here for the General Questionnaire.


On Wednesday 27th April, Henrietta Hill QC gave an interview on BBC Radio London to listen to this interview, please see here.

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