Inquests into the deaths of 96 victims of Hillsborough disaster

New inquests into 96 deaths at the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have resumed.

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Further images released in Hillsborough witness appeal

Hillsborough investigators have released new images in a fresh witness appeal.

Six images relating to 12 people they need to identify have been issued.

They are thought to have helped some of the 96 Liverpool fans who died at the FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989.

Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Credit: Greater Manchester Police
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Credit: Greater Manchester Police


Mother describes finding her daughters' bodies after Hillsborough disaster

A mother who lost her two daughters in the Hillsborough tragedy has described how she hugged their bodies when she saw them lying dead side by side. Jenni Hicks has been giving evidence at the new inquests into the deaths at Sheffield Wednesday's ground in 1989. Yesterday, her ex husband, Trevor, described his experience that day. Jenni says she regretted that she didn't insist on someone helping her elder daughter Sarah, who she described as being warm as toast. Damon Green reports from the inquest in Warrington.

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Hillsborough father tried to revive daughter on way to hospital

ITV News North of England correspondent Damon Green reports

Hillsborough survivor Trevor Hicks has described how he believed his daughter was still alive as she was taken to hospital.

Trevor Hicks travelled to the hospital in the ambulance with his daughter Credit: PA

Giving evidence to the Hillsborough Inquest, Mr Hicks described the journey in the back of the crowded ambulance, as he and others tried to revive his young daughter.

`I was constantly trying not to stand on the person on the floor,' he said. 'Keeping on my feet was bad enough.'

Asked if Vicki was conscious or unconscious at that stage, he replied: "I have to say unconscious - but we were all of the opinion that she had a chance. I'm fairly certain that [the ambulanceman] Tony Edwards felt a pulse."

He told how Vicki was admitted to hospital, and a few minutes later pronounced dead.

"Once I realised there was nothing I could do for Vicki, my attention turned to Sarah, who in my understanding should have been in hospital by then."

At that stage, he told the court, he believed that Vicki was one of only eleven people who had died.


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Trevor Hicks tells inquest of 'chaos' at Hillsborough

ITV News North of England correspondent Damon Green reports

Mr Hicks told of his decision to place his younger daughter in an ambulance and travel with her to hospital, leaving Sarah behind.

"It was chaos basically, everyone was looking after their casualty or casualties," he told the court.

"Everyone was calling for ambulances. When that ambulance arrived, we though it was the first of a fleet.

The overcrowded pens at Hillsborough's Leppings Lane End Credit: PA

"We picked Vicki up and carried her to the ambulance in our arms. Without thinking about it we put her in the wrong way round, feet first."

Mr Hicks said he went to fetch his other daughter, but discovered the ambulance was already full of two or more other casualties. He told the jury the decision he then had to make.

"I knew there was a medic with Sarah at the time," he said. "There were more people in the ambulance than one ambulanceman could carry; so I was better of sticking with Vicki, and another ambulance would be along in a minute."

The jury was shown video footage of that ambulance driving across the pitch, through a cordon of police officers, and away to Northern General Hospital.

Hillsborough inquests hear evidence over deaths of Hicks sisters

The HIllsborough inquests have begun hearing evidence about the deaths of Sarah and Vicki Hicks.

The teenagers had both been in the centre pens where the crush occurred at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. Martin Fisher is at the inquest.

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