Hillsborough Disaster Inquests Officially Open

31 March 2014, 12:53

Fresh inquests into the deaths of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough disaster has started.

Most of the day will be taken up with jury selection in Warrington, Cheshire.

There are due to be opening statements from the coroner and the families this week.

Later in the hearing the jurors will make a site visit to Sheffield's Hillsborough stadium.

Britain's worst sporting disaster happened on April 15, 1989 during Liverpool's FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest. 

Thousands of fans were crushed on the ground's Leppings Lane terrace.

Verdicts of accidental death from the original Hillsborough inquest in March 1991 were overturned in December 2012,

Emotional relatives of 96 killed are at the inquest, which are expected to last nine months.


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