Hillsborough inquests location

Lord Justice Goldring says the inquests into the deaths of 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster will take place in the North West.

Hillsborough campaigner: 'Location is a good decision'

Kenny Derbyshire, Hillsborough Justice Campaign chair and Hillsborough survivor, said of today's announcement:

It's a very good decision. We're made up with it.

The families didn't want to have to move down to London, so this is for the families.

I've spoken to a number of families today and they're delighted.

With two campaign groups, unfortunately you will get disagreements from time to time. But I'm sure everyone will be delighted with the decision.

Judge outlines reasons for Hillsborough inquest location

Explaining why he has chosen to hold the Hillsborough inquests in the North West,Lord Justice Goldring said:

The hearing is bound, it seems to me, to take several months. If it is held in London, those who wish to follow it in person will be away from home and living in hotels for a very long time.

It is plainly not a practicable solution for someone to commute from Liverpool or the North West on a daily basis.

I can not see how anyone with work or caring responsibilities can spend long periods away from home in a hotel in London.

Lord Justice Goldring said for those who are older or unwell, travelling to London would not be comfortable or easy.

Video-links are second best.

– Lord Justice Goldring

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