Inquests into the deaths of 96 victims of Hillsborough disaster

All the latest from the inquests into the deaths of the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster that are taking place at a purpose-built Coroner's Court in Warrington.

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Officer didn't resuscitate Hillsborough victim he 'thought was dead'

A police officer has told a court that he didn't attempt to resuscitate a victim of the Hillsborough disaster because he assumed he was dead.

Joseph Daniel McCarthy Credit: Hillsborough Inquests

PC Norman Lewis said he saw Joe McCarthy, 21, from Ealing, lying on the pitch.

He added that he could not feel a pulse and that Joe did not appear to be breathing.

Asked why he did not attempt CPR, Mr Lewis told the family's barrister: "When I looked at the body as it was there, from the pallor of the face I'd assumed from the brief checks I made that life was extinct."

The court heard he helped fans carry Joseph on an advertising hoarding to a temporary mortuary in the stadium gymnasium.

Forest fans "spat" at Hillsborough rescuers

Rescuers were spat on by rival fans as they tried to rescue a victim of the Hillsborough disaster, a court has heard.

Paul Brady Credit: Hillsborough Inquests

The jury at the fresh inquests was told that the group was carrying Paul Brady, from Thornton near Crosby, on an advertising hoarding to an ambulance.

Phillip Foster, a police constable who had tried to resuscitate the 21 year old, was asked who else carried the makeshift stretcher.

He said: "There were definitely Liverpool fans that did it because I remember at the other end we were spat on by the Nottingham Forest supporters."

The court heard that medics continued to try to save Paul in hospital but he was declared dead at 4.05pm.

Doctors and police describe their attempts to save a schoolboy caught in the crush at Hillsborough

Lee Nicol

Doctors and police have been describing their attempts to save a schoolboy who was caught in the crush at Hillsborough.

14 year old Lee Nicol from Bootle was was the 95th person to die in the disaster.

He was pulled from the front corner of a pen and initially treated on the pitch by police.

Former police officer Keith Marsh said: "I was hopeful that the people who had been involved in Lee’s care had done enough for him to have a chance."

The teenager was carried to an ambulance at the other end of the pitch and was the first casualty from the disaster to be taken to the Northern General Hospital, Sheffield.

Dr Rachel Pettinger, a paediatrician who treated him when he first arrived, told the jury: "He was so young. We tried very hard."

The court heard Lee was on a life support machine for two days before he died.

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Further appeal for witnesses who helped at Hillsborough

Investigators would like the help of the man pictured in this photo Credit: Operation Resolve

Police have released pictures of a further six people who may be able to assist with the investigation into the HIllsborough Disaster.

The photographs show men and women who helped some of the Liverpool fans who died.

Investigators would like the help of those pictured in this photo Credit: Operation Resolve
Investigators would like the help of the woman pictured in this photo Credit: Operation Resolve

So far, images of more than 40 people have been released. More than half of those have been identified.

Investigators would like the help of the man pictured in this photo Credit: Operation Resolve
Investigators would like the help of those pictured in this photo Credit: Operation Resolve

Inquests to hear evidence on youngest who died at Hillsborough

The family of Jon-Paul Gilhooley, the cousin of Liverpool FC captain Steven Gerrard and the youngest victim of the Hillsborough disaster, have arrived at the inquests to hear evidence about him.

Ronnie Gilhooley (L) and Jackie Gilhooley (far right) arriving at the inquests in Warrington Credit: Andy Bonner

The 10-year-old will be the second victim who the jury will hear about during the phase of the inquests dealing with the individual movements of the 96.

  1. Andy Bonner - Hillsborough Correspondent

Hillsborough officer saw "hope" for Liverpool fan

A police officer has described trying to resuscitate a Liverpool fan at Hillsborough because "there was hope for him."

Ruth Harper said she saw Carl Lewis laid on his back apparently dead but helped because he was being tended to.

Carl David Lewis Credit: Hillsborough Inquests

She said: "He was quite young, younger than I was at the time, and there was hope for him so hence that's why we were working on him."

Mrs Harper added that she didn't see any signs of life.

The inquests heard that the 18 year old from Kirkby was taken to the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.

Doctors judged him to be dead after getting no response from further CPR.

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