Fans seek Hillsborough memorial

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Sheffield Wednesday football fans joined Liverpool supporters yesterday in laying white carnations at the Sheffield ground in memory of the 96 people who died in the Hillsborough disaster. It was part of a move to persuade Sheffield Wednesday officials to think again on erecting a memorial to the dead inside the ground.

The flowers were laid outside the West Stand in Leppings Lane before the game between Wednesday and Liverpool.

Although there are two memorials within half a mile of the ground, at Wadsley Lane and Hillsborough Park, the Merseyside and South Yorkshire branches of the Football Supporters' Association are calling for a new memorial inside the ground. The supporters handed a letter to Hillsborough officials, backed by the Hillsborough Families Support Group, saying: "We strongly urge the chairman and directors of the club to consider designing and creating a fitting tribute to all those who lost their lives in the disaster of April 1989."