A man has been charged after wearing an offensive T-shirt mocking the Hillsborough disaster. The 50-year-old from Worcester was ordered to leave the Brewers Arms in St John's by the landlord.

His T-shirt described the deaths of the Liverpool fans in 1989 as "God's way of helping" a pest control firm. In April an inquest ruled the 96 people had been unlawfully killed. The 96 supporters were crushed to death during the FA Cup semi-final game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield.

The man was released on bail after being charged with a public order offence related to the display of abusive or insulting writing likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress and is due to appear before magistrates in July.

Superintendent Kevin Purcell said: "I understand the alarm and distress the offensive language shown on this T-shirt will have caused to both the people in and around the pub and further afield.

"I would like to thank the landlord of the pub for his support and all the members of the public who were in the pub at the time and came forward to report it."

Some of the 96 candles in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough tragedy, sit on the steps of Liverpool's Saint George's Hall after May's Hillsborough inquest verdict in Liverpool Christopher Furlong/Getty