Michael Mansfield QC welcomes the Hillsborough verdict
Michael Mansfield QC welcomes the verdict of the jury in the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster which follows two and a half years of evidence. Throughout the inquest the jury worked tirelessly, putting their own lives on hold and dedicating themselves to their task in order to reach the truth. After 27 years of fighting, the verdicts of unlawful killing will finally bring some closure to the families of the 96 innocent people who lost their lives. The explicit recognition by the jury that the fault for the tragedy lies not with the fans, but with the authorities in control that day, will begin to set right the abuse suffered by both the victims and the survivors who were wrongly blamed by the state and the media for what occurred.