Hillsborough inquests jury sent out to consider verdicts

Pictured is what is thought to be  thought to be Inspector Harry White

 on the pitch at the Hillsborough disaster

Pictured is what is thought to be thought to be Inspector Harry White on the pitch at the Hillsborough disaster

The jury in the Hillsborough Disaster inquests has been sent out to consider its verdict.

Coroner Sir John Goldring ordered the jurors to set aside any ‘personal issues’ and work in a ‘civilised manner’ ahead of retiring.

Sir John told the jury of seven women and three men the inquests: “We are conscious that you have devoted a very large part of your lives to these inquests.

“We have, of course reached a very important stage of the inquests.”

The jury has been given 14 questions to answer about how the 96 died at the semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989 – including whether they were unlawfully killed.

The new inquests started on April 1, 2014. Now, after 276 days of evidence, the inquests have been the longest case ever heard by a jury in British legal history.