The 96 Liverpool football fans who died in Britain's worst-ever sporting disaster, the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium crush, were unlawfully killed, with police failures to blame, a jury hearing inquests into the deaths concluded on 26 April.

Following the verdict, footage captured the deceased fans' family members singing You'll Never Walk Along outside the inquest, before chants of 'Justice for the 96' rang out.

The Hillsborough tragedy, which happened within minutes of kick-off, changed the face of English football. Banks of terracing and metal fences around pitches disappeared, replaced by modern, all-seated venues and better security. It also led to a cover-up by police, who initially accused aggressive, drunken, ticketless Liverpool fans of being responsible by forcing their way into the stadium.

New inquests were ordered in December 2012 when London's High Court quashed verdicts of accidental death given 21 years earlier (1991) after an independent inquiry found new evidence and absolved the fans of any responsibility.

The jury overseeing the new inquests ruled that the fans had been unlawfully killed and that police commanders had made mistakes in the build-up to the match and on the day of the incident itself. They also absolved Liverpool fans of any role in causing them fatal crush. The Crown Prosecution Service said it was considering whether criminal charges should be brought against individuals or any corporate body.