Long-awaited fresh inquests into the deaths of the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough disaster have finally put a face to the number.
The city of Liverpool fell silent today - 25 years on since the Hillsborough disaster - in which 96 people were killed.
The city of Liverpool will come to a standstill today as it remembers the 96 lives lost in the Hillsborough disaster 25 years ago.
The mother of murdered schoolboy Rhys Jones has criticised the "terrible" decision to release a gang member jailed for arming the youngster's killer.
Rhys was just 11 when he was gunned down by 16-year-old Sean Mercer on his way home from football practice in Croxteth, Liverpool, in 2007.
James Yates, who was given a 12-year sentence in 2009 for his role in the murder after he supplied the gun used by the shooter, left jail at Haverigg, Cumbria, on Thursday, according to the Daily Mirror.
Rhys's mother Melanie Jones told the Mirror: "It's terrible. It takes us back to the night Rhys died. It seems like only yesterday that Yates was sent to jail. For us, Yates is the most evil of them all. He makes my skin crawl."
Everton-mad Rhys was the innocent victim of a violent turf war between Liverpool street gangs.
Manchester United, Everton and Crystal Palace were among many football clubs who offered their support to Liverpool FC to remember the 96 people killed in the Hillsborough disaster.
The Chair of the Hillsborough Family Support Group has thanked Liverpool football club for their support to the families of the 96 victims killed in the tragedy 25 years ago.
Margaret Aspinall, who lost her son James, 18, at Hillsborough, said she was mindful of legal restrictions on what could now be said as a jury was hearing the current inquests.
The 25th anniversary Hillsborough memorial service has come to a close.
The ceremony ended with a rendition of "You'll never walk alone", sung by Gerry Marsden along with the entire stadium.
The song followed a moving ceremony of speeches, readings and songs in memory of the 96 people to lose their lives in the tragedy.
Trevor Hicks, President of the Hillsborough Family Support Group and father of Sarah and Victoria Hicks who were killed in the Hillsborough disaster, has said that the families of the 96 people were responsible for its 'progress'.
Andy Burnham MP has praised the families and friends of the Hillsborough victims, saying "you have made your city stronger".
Speaking at the 25th anniversary memorial for the tragedy, the Shadow Health Secretary said: "You have taught me more than a lifetime in politics ever could: dignity, courage, humanity. You are truly the best of us."
Loved ones of those who died in the Hillsborough tragedy have been joined at Liverpool FC's Anfield home by players, club officials and ordinary fans among the 24,000 attending to mark the 25th anniversary.
Brendan Rodgers has commemorated the 96 victims of the Hillsborough tragedy with a reading at the 25th anniversary memorial service.
The Liverpool manager said to the survivors and families of the victims: "You matter to us every day, and that inspires us to play".