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Hillsborough Inquests: jury hears about the tragic final movements of Sarah and Vicki Hicks

Witnesses at the Hillsborough Inquests have told the court about the final movement of sisters Sarah and Vicki hicks who died in the disaster.

One witness recalled how he saw Sarah Hicks holding her 15 year old sister Vicki in her arms, how the sisters held onto each other, struggling to breath, as the crowds surged forward and the crush developed.

The parents of the girls were at today's hearing in Warrington to hear how their children were caught in the crush.

Our Hillsborough Correspondent Andy Bonner reports.

  1. Andy Bonner, Hillsborough Correspondent

The Hillsborough inquests hear how the name of a teenage victim was wrongly read out as a survivor

14 year old Adam Spearritt from Runcorn was pronounced dead in hospital within hours of the disaster. But the court heard a police officer later wrongly named Adam as one of those who had been found safe and well.


Tributes paid to Hillsborough Independent Panel member Katy Jones, who has died aged 51

Katy Jones was a member of the Hillsborough Independent Panel. Credit: Press Association.

An investigative journalist who helped compile the report which led to the new Hillsborough inquests has died.

Manchester-based television producer Katy Jones died suddenly aged 51.

Jones was an investigative journalist at Granada in the early 90s, where she produced more than 25 programmes for World in Action.

She was also the factual producer of Jimmy McGovern’s Hillsborough drama documentary, for which she won a BAFTA, and produced a number of other award-winning factual dramas.

In 2010, Jones was invited to be part of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, the body established to oversee the release of the documents relating to the 1989 disaster.

The new inquests began after the panel's release of previously unpublished papers relating to the disaster.

“Katy was a hugely talented programme maker and journalist – well known and respected across the industry.

"She was passionate about education and learning and her enthusiasm, energy and determination knew no bounds."

– Sinead Rocks, Head of BBC Learning, speaking to Prolific North


Liverpool remembers fans killed in Hillsborough disaster

Steven Gerrard led tributes today to the 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough disaster.

The Liverpool captain joined his Everton counterpart Phil Jagielka to release 96 balloons on the 26th anniversary of the tragedy.

Mr Gerrard's 10 year old cousin was the youngest of those who lost their lives.

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