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    The club have closed the website, TV and forums whilst the verdicts are being read, as a mark of respect. The 14 questions and the jury's verdicts on them, are below. Thanks to KG for posting the Qs.

    This is a momentous day and the emotions of all of us will be running high. Please post respectfully and with sensitivity to the impact this disaster has had, and still has today, upon the lives of thousands of people.


    Question one: Do you agree with the following statement: On April 15 1989, 96 people died in the disaster as a result of crushing in the central pens of the Leppings Lane terrace, following the admission of a large number of supporters to the stadium through the exit gates.

    Question two: Was there any error or omission in police planning and preparation for the semi-final on April 15, 1989, which caused or contributed to the dangerous situation that developed on the day of the match?

    Question three: Was there any error or omission in policing on the day of the match which caused or contributed to a dangerous situation developing at the Leppings Lane turnstiles?

    Question four: Was there any error or omission by commanding officers which caused or contributed to the crush on the terrace?

    Question five: When the order was given to open the exit gates at the Leppings Lane end of the stadium, was there any error or omission by the commanding officers in the control box which caused or contributed to the crush on the terrace?

    Question six: Are you satisfied, so that you are sure, that those who died in the disaster were unlawfully killed?

    Question seven: Was there any behaviour on the part of the football supporters which caused or contributed to the dangerous situation at the Leppings Lane turnstiles?

    Question eight: Were there any features of the design, construction and layout of the stadium which you consider were dangerous or defective and which caused or contributed to the disaster?

    Question nine: Was there any error or omission in the safety certification and oversight of Hillsborough Stadium that caused or contributed to the disaster?

    Question 10: Was there any error or omission by Sheffield Wednesday and its staff in the management of the stadium and/or preparation for the semi-final match on April 15, 1989, which caused or contributed to the dangerous situation that developed on the day of the match?

    Question 11: Was there any error or omission by Sheffield Wednesday and its staff on April 15, 1989, which caused or contributed to the dangerous situation that developed at the Leppings Lane turnstiles and in the west terrace?

    Question 12: Should Eastwood and Partners (structural engineers) have done more to detect and advise on any unsafe or unsatisfactory features of Hillsborough Stadium which caused or contributed to the disaster?

    Question 13: After the crush in the west terrace had begun to develop, was there any error or omission by the police which caused or contributed to the loss of lives in the disaster?

    Question 14: After the crush in the west terrace had begun to develop, was there any error or omission by the ambulance service (SYMAS) which caused or contributed to the loss of lives in the disaster?


    Q1 = Yes
    Q2 = Yes
    Q3 = Yes
    Q4 = Yes
    Q5 = Yes
    Q6 = Yes
    Q7 = No
    Q8 = Yes
    Q9 = Yes
    Q10=Yes
    Q11=No
    Q12=Yes
    Q13=Yes
    Q14=Yes

    CPS is to consider whether there will be any criminal prosecutions. Investigations into the aftermath of the disaster to continue.
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    LFC Statement from the Website Home Page:


    Hillsborough inquests: Jury returns unlawful killing conclusion

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    The jury at the Hillsborough inquests has returned a determination of unlawful killing in the deaths of 96 supporters as a result of the events at the disaster on April 15, 1989.


    Six women and three men delivered their landmark conclusions on Tuesday afternoon following more than two years of proceedings at the court in Warrington.

    A 7-2 majority answered ‘yes’ to the question ‘Are you satisfied, so that you are sure, that those who died in the disaster were unlawfully killed?’, prompting cheers from the families gathered at Birchwood Park.

    There was further applause inside the court as the jury answered ‘no’ to the question ‘Was there any behaviour on the part of the football supporters which caused or contributed to the dangerous situation at the Leppings Lane turnstiles?’

    In answering 14 general questions laid out by the coroner, Sir John Goldring, the jury decided there was error or omission by police in planning and preparation for the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, and in policing on the day of the match, which caused or contributed to the dangerous situation.

    The jury’s determinations stated that the police’s delay in calling a major incident, lack of communication, co-ordination and command and control, caused or contributed to the loss of lives in the disaster.

    It was also found that there was error or omission by Sheffield Wednesday and its staff, Eastwood and Partners – the stadium’s structural engineers – and the ambulance service (SYMAS).

    The design and layout of the crush barriers at the Leppings Lane end did not fully comply with regulations, the ground’s safety certificate had not been suitably amended and capacity figures were incorrectly calculated.

    Following a short break, the jury also delivered its findings in the case of each individual, recording a time and cause of death for every victim of the tragedy, bringing an historic conclusion to the longest-running inquests in UK legal history.
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    Nacnud, its finally here. Its finally happened, what a day after 27 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickthetyres View Post
    Nacnud, its finally here. Its finally happened, what a day after 27 years.
    I've been in tears all day .

    Justice for the 96
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    Hello, I am an Aston Villa fan.

    I'm here to say exactly what the title says. FINALLY!

    I was a young kid when Hillsborough happened and I remember drawing a memorial picture, which was sent off to Anfield by my school. What happened was a disaster for those in Liverpool, but affected all football fans.

    I just wanted to register and say how happy I am that this day has happened. Next I hope those who caused the incident, or who covered it up - are taken to court and hopefully put behind bars.

    As an added note, I haven't ever bought the Sun *spit* and have blocked that disgusting rag on all social media. Been that way since I registered accounts!

    P.S, go win the UEFA Cup as a tribute!

    #JusticeForThe96 Finally!
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    Quote Originally Posted by avfan96 View Post
    Hello, I am an Aston Villa fan.

    I'm here to say exactly what the title says. FINALLY!

    I was a young kid when Hillsborough happened and I remember drawing a memorial picture, which was sent off to Anfield by my school. What happened was a disaster for those in Liverpool, but affected all football fans.

    I just wanted to register and say how happy I am that this day has happened. Next I hope those who caused the incident, or who covered it up - are taken to court and hopefully put behind bars.

    As an added note, I haven't ever bought the Sun *spit* and have blocked that disgusting rag on all social media. Been that way since I registered accounts!

    P.S, go win the UEFA Cup as a tribute!

    #JusticeForThe96 Finally!
    Wow .

    I can't speak for other members , but thank you .
    It's been a long long fight. The families can hopefully get where they need to be .

    Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhoops View Post
    Wow .

    I can't speak for other members , but thank you .
    It's been a long long fight. The families can hopefully get where they need to be .

    Thank you.
    No worries, we are all a football family, no matter the colours we represent. So happy today and the video of the families singing 'You'll never walk alone' brought a tear to my eye!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kickthetyres View Post
    Nacnud, its finally here. Its finally happened, what a day after 27 years.
    Yes KTT.....Just shouldn't have taken 27 years....still don't have words, am in bits and still trying to get it into my head it really has happened.

    May they Rest in Peace now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avfan96 View Post
    No worries, we are all a football family, no matter the colours we represent. So happy today and the video of the families singing 'You'll never walk alone' brought a tear to my eye!
    And mine . My eyes are drowned today .

    But really , thank you for your thoughts and comments .
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    Quote Originally Posted by avfan96 View Post
    Hello, I am an Aston Villa fan.

    I'm here to say exactly what the title says. FINALLY!

    I was a young kid when Hillsborough happened and I remember drawing a memorial picture, which was sent off to Anfield by my school. What happened was a disaster for those in Liverpool, but affected all football fans.

    I just wanted to register and say how happy I am that this day has happened. Next I hope those who caused the incident, or who covered it up - are taken to court and hopefully put behind bars.

    As an added note, I haven't ever bought the Sun *spit* and have blocked that disgusting rag on all social media. Been that way since I registered accounts!

    P.S, go win the UEFA Cup as a tribute!

    #JusticeForThe96 Finally!



    Total respect to you and many thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avfan96 View Post
    Hello, I am an Aston Villa fan.

    I'm here to say exactly what the title says. FINALLY!

    I was a young kid when Hillsborough happened and I remember drawing a memorial picture, which was sent off to Anfield by my school. What happened was a disaster for those in Liverpool, but affected all football fans.

    I just wanted to register and say how happy I am that this day has happened. Next I hope those who caused the incident, or who covered it up - are taken to court and hopefully put behind bars.

    As an added note, I haven't ever bought the Sun *spit* and have blocked that disgusting rag on all social media. Been that way since I registered accounts!

    P.S, go win the UEFA Cup as a tribute!

    #JusticeForThe96 Finally!
    You are a credit to the club you support and other similar thinking fans outside of our club and fanbase.

    Many, many thanks for your words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avfan96 View Post
    Hello, I am an Aston Villa fan.

    I'm here to say exactly what the title says. FINALLY!

    I was a young kid when Hillsborough happened and I remember drawing a memorial picture, which was sent off to Anfield by my school. What happened was a disaster for those in Liverpool, but affected all football fans.

    I just wanted to register and say how happy I am that this day has happened. Next I hope those who caused the incident, or who covered it up - are taken to court and hopefully put behind bars.

    As an added note, I haven't ever bought the Sun *spit* and have blocked that disgusting rag on all social media. Been that way since I registered accounts!

    P.S, go win the UEFA Cup as a tribute!

    #JusticeForThe96 Finally!
    Genuinely touched, thanks. I see this as a class issue; the authorities and well connected people though that we beneath them and we could be pushed aside and dimissed as football fans.

    Hopefully all football fans feel the same as you.
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    Justice, finally: a Hillsborough survivorís story

    Adrian Tempany was at Hillsborough in 1989. Last week he was in Warrington to see the inquest jury deliver its verdict, and a communityís struggle against injustice finally win out

    http://www.theguardian.com/football/...P=share_btn_tw

    A long but incredibly worthwhile and difficult read from someone was has lived with the burden of living.
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    Margaret Aspinall just did a short interview in the pitch at half time to thank everyone for their support. The thanks goes to you Margaret.
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