A minute’s silence has been held in Liverpool to commemorate the Hillsborough disaster.Ninety-six fans were fatally injured in the crush at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.The silence was observed at 15:06 BST, the exact time the game was stopped.
A short service was held at Liverpool’s Metropolitan Cathedral and bells at the Town Hall tolled 96 times while flags flew half-mast on civic buildings.
Margaret Aspinall, chairwoman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, who lost her 18-year-old son James in the tragedy, said the silence also commemorated the survivors.
“Some of them are still suffering to this day,” she said.
“I think this city as a whole has done us all proud.”
Digital screens opposite Lime Street railway station and on the M62 displayed the words “Never Forgotten” in a visual tribute