The jury deliberating on whether 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed has reached a verdict and will deliver it on Tuesday April 26.

That comes after the judge directed that they did not need to reach a unanimous decision and could instead deliver a majority verdict. Every other of the 13 questions was answered unanimously, but it is yet to be seen how they will decide.


Jurors have taken into account questions of police planning, how the emergency services responded, and how safe the stadium was.

In addition to the 96 people who died, 766 were injured during the crush at the FA Cup match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989 at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough Stadium.


The announcement tomorrow could be a landmark one, as the culmination of over two years of hearings which have seen 800 witnesses speak to the court.

At the centre of the case lies the question of whether the fans died as a result of manslaughter via gross negligence.

It has been a hugely significant month for the ‘Justice for the 96’ campaign.


Just weeks ago, the Hillsborough Family Support Group held their last annual memorial service at Anfield, which was attended by well-known campaigners Trevor Hicks and Margaret Aspinall, as well as Jurgen Klopp and the current Liverpool squad. Kenny Dalglish, Ian Rush, and Alan Hansen, who were there on the day in 1989, were also in attendance.

Borussia Dortmund fans laid floral tributes ahead of the second leg of their Europa League tie with Liverpool, which the Reds won 4-3.