In what was the longest-running inquest in English legal history, the jury today, Tuesday, concluded that the behaviour of Liverpool supporters on the day did not cause or contribute to Britain’s worst sports stadium tragedy.
The jury also found that there were errors in police planning for the match and on the day of the match which caused or contributed to the dangerous situation.
Relatives of the victims have fought a long campaign to get to the heart of what happened during the disaster.
The jury has been sitting since March 2014 in a purpose-built courtroom in Warrington, northwest England, 15 miles (25 kilometres) outside Liverpool.
After the judgment today, some relatives of the victims emerged from the courtroom hugging one another and shedding tears.
The disaster occurred on April 15, 1989 during an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium in northern England. [myad]