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Hillsborough tragedy remembered

Updated: Thursday, 14 Jun 2007 17:16

Hillsborough tragedy remembered

Thousands of football fans today attended a ceremony to mark the 15th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. The memorial service took place at the Kop stand at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield stadium.

A candle will be lit for each of the 96 victims who were crushed to death on the Leppings Lane terrace of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground during Liverpool's 1989 FA Cup semi-final clash with Nottingham Forest.

A minute's silence was held at 3.06pm - the exact time 15 years ago when the referee blew his whistle to abandon the fateful game.

Trevor Hicks, 57, from Settle, in Yorkshire, who lost his two daughters Sarah, 19 and Vicky 15, made his final address at the service before standing down as chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group. Phil Hammond, 55, from Liverpool, whose son Philip junior died in the tragedy, replaces him.

Filed by Shane Murray