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Witnesses give their accounts of the events that led to Hillsborough

Twenty-seven years ago, the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, at the Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield, turned into carnage. At the Leppings Lane end, in the already packed central ‘pens’, 96 Liverpool supporters died after the police opened an exit gate on them to relieve crowd pressure outside the ground. Now the inquest has judged them unlawful killings, the witnesses can give their accounts of the events leading to this tragedy

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