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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

Mersey Ferries marked the anniversary by sounding their horns as vehicles halted for one minute at both tunnels under the river.

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