Press release

Hillsborough inquest verdict: Prime Minister's statement

Prime Minister David Cameron has made a statement following the verdict in the Hillsborough inquest.


Prime Minister David Cameron said:

Today is a landmark moment in the quest for justice for the 96 Liverpool fans who died on that dreadful day in April 1989.

It is also a long overdue day – the bereaved families and survivors of the Hillsborough Disaster have had to wait 27 long years for the full facts of what happened. And it is only due to their tireless bravery in pursuing the truth that we arrived at this momentous verdict.

All families and survivors now have official confirmation of what they always knew was the case, that the Liverpool fans were utterly blameless in the disaster that unfolded at Hillsborough.

Published 26 April 2016