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Hillsborough Inquest - police finally blamed after 27 years

(85 Posts)
FreckledLeopard Tue 26-Apr-16 11:26:28

The verdict is in. The victims were unlawfully killed.

Finally, after waiting so long, I hope this brings some peace to the families and friends of those who died. flowers

freshprincess Tue 26-Apr-16 11:29:21

About time


cjdamoo Tue 26-Apr-16 11:30:50

JFT 96

YNWA actually tearing up here

redshoeblueshoe Tue 26-Apr-16 11:43:28

I'm crying too.

My family came home from that match, 96 people didn't.

RIP JFT 96 flowers

MarthasHarbour Tue 26-Apr-16 12:03:21

I had tears in my eyes too when i read this.

JFT96 flowers

Pepperpot99 Tue 26-Apr-16 12:03:32

In tears here. JFT96. At last

mummymeister Tue 26-Apr-16 12:05:10

Radio 4 did an excellent report this morning with the live broadcasts being re-played. on it a doctor spoke about the fact that he was in the ground as a supporter he had tried to help people but they didn't have a defibrillator and also that the oxygen cylinder they gave him was empty. it was a really passionate speech from a man who minutes ago had left the stadium. why did no one listen to this sort of evidence years ago? I had to stop driving it was so moving. I hope lessons are learned.

LineyReborn Tue 26-Apr-16 12:06:01

Well done to that jury.

howtorebuild Tue 26-Apr-16 12:06:21

Good, I hope people don't think know this was one off.

JennyBunn Tue 26-Apr-16 12:10:39

My darling dad, his 2 brothers and my cousin were there that day. They came home physically intact, but were never emotionally the same ever again.

My dad died 7 weeks ago. He never, ever got over that day. How sad he didn't live to see justice done.


Sixweekstowait Tue 26-Apr-16 12:12:04

I have such heartfelt admiration for the families - I too shed a tear on the train when I read the news. May they now find some peace and comfort in what they have achieved although the hole in their hearts will never be filled

Tiggeryoubastard Tue 26-Apr-16 12:13:51

Thank goodness.

Mrskeats Tue 26-Apr-16 12:14:00

Thank god
Such an emotional day here
Lots of people so proud of those families that have fought so hard for so long

LMGTFY Tue 26-Apr-16 12:16:31

JFT96 at long last, thank God.

Sirzy Tue 26-Apr-16 12:17:16

About time. The clip of the families singing you never walk alone had me in tears. Radio city presenter was obviously crying when doing the lunchtime report.

Just a shame it has taken so long

Pepperpot99 Tue 26-Apr-16 12:17:47

I've just been on the BBC website looking at the photographs and names of some of the victims. So many 14 year olds - same age as my elder dd sad. And a 10 year old as well. Such a terrible thing.

Dawndonnaagain Tue 26-Apr-16 12:26:23

Justice at last. Peace at last.

slicedfinger Tue 26-Apr-16 12:28:32

I am in awe of the families who kept going for so long. I am quite sure I would have given up and crawled under a stone many many years ago.

TheEmmaDilemma Tue 26-Apr-16 12:30:45

Justice at last.

toomuchtooold Tue 26-Apr-16 12:31:05

Brilliant to see the families finally getting acknowledgement that the full fault lay with the authorities and not with the victims. Brilliant.

It will be fascinating to see what was said about this by the government in private at the time, when the 1989 files from the Prime Minister's Office get released next year.

specialsubject Tue 26-Apr-16 12:34:58

whoever said the victims were to blame?

I've never been to a football match, but I sincerely hope that the crowd management, stadium design and procedure lessons have been learned long before this.

notamummy10 Tue 26-Apr-16 12:39:22

Finally! JFT 96 thanks

The families finally have the truth and justice! thanks

toomuchtooold Tue 26-Apr-16 12:40:08

special, from the 1990 Taylor report via Wikipedia: the police tried in the first instance to blame the fans.

It is a matter of regret that at the hearing, and in their submissions, the South Yorkshire Police were not prepared to concede they were in any respect at fault in what occurred. ... [T]he police case was to blame the fans for being late and drunk, and to blame the Club for failing to monitor the pens.

notamummy10 Tue 26-Apr-16 12:40:12

specialsubject Kelvin Mackenzie I believe

MrsHathaway Tue 26-Apr-16 12:43:23

special - the Sun for a start. Many newsagents in Liverpool and surrounding areas haven't stocked it since.

A good verdict.

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