News Inquests & Public Inquiries 26th Apr 2016

Verdicts in the Hillsborough Inquest

The Hillsborough Inquests into the deaths of 96 football supporters in 1989 have concluded in Warrington today.

The jury have returned their answers to 14 questions relating to general matters that caused or contributed to the deaths. Amongst other findings, the jury concluded that those who died were unlawfully killed.

The inquests commenced in April 2014 and lasted for 319 days, makingĀ themĀ it the longest case of its kind in history. 620 witnesses were called to give evidence and a further 532 witness accounts were read to the jury. More than a million documents were disclosed during the process.

Jonathan Laidlaw QC and Tom Day were instructed to represent the Football Association.

Nikita McNeill was instructed by Sir John Goldring as Junior Counsel to the Inquests.

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