Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visited ongoing inquests into the Hillsborough tragedy

Steve Rotheram MP, Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham MP attend Hillsborough inquest Credit: ITV

Jeremy Corbyn has visited the ongoing inquests into the Hillsborough tragedy.

The Labour leader did not speak to press outside the coroner's court and went into the hearing to sit in the seats reserved for observers and families of the 96 Liverpool fans killed in Britain's worst sporting disaster.

Mr Corbyn attended the hearing in Warrington as the Coroner Sir John Goldring continues summing up the evidence in the case, the longest-running jury inquest in British legal history, which began in March 2014.

He was accompanied by shadow home secretary Andy Burnham and local Liverpool MP Steve Rotheram.

They are expected to speak to families of some of the fans who died during a morning break in the hearings shortly.

A spokeswoman said Mr Corbyn had come to the hearings "as an observer".

The inquests have been sitting for almost two years, with the jury hearing evidence into the deaths of the 96 fans crushed to death on the Leppings Lane terrace of the ground as the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest got under way in Sheffield on April 15 1989.

The jury is expected to retire to consider their verdicts on March 2.