The 97th Victim of the Hillsborough disaster

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A coroner has ruled that Andrew Devine, 55, who has died 32 years after suffering severe and irreversible brain damage at Hillsborough in 1989, was unlawfully killed, and that therefore he is legally the 97th victim of the disaster.

In a statement on Liverpool football club’s website announcing the news, Devine’s family, who have cared for him ever since he suffered the devastating crushing injuries at Hillsborough, said they welcomed the coroner’s ruling.

Andrew was not expected to survive the day after his chest was crushed and his brain deprived of oxygen in the lethal crush which saw 96 fellow Liverpool supporters unlawfully killed in Britain’s worst ever sporting disaster.

Having made it through the first crucial 24 hours, his parents were warned he would probably be dead within six months and they later learned nobody who had suffered such injuries had survived beyond eight years.

Liverpool FC paid tribute to Andrew Devine in a statement on its website.
“It is with great sadness and a sense of immense loss that we can confirm that Andrew Devine passed away yesterday at the premature age of 55,” their statement said.

“Our collective devastation is overwhelming but so too is the realisation that we were blessed to have had Andrew with us for 32 years since the Hillsborough tragedy.

“We welcome the conclusion of the coroner, Mr André Rebello, made today at Liverpool coroner’s court, that Andrew was unlawfully killed, making him the 97th fatality of the tragic events that occurred on 15 April 1989.

“In the intervening years, Andrew has been a much-loved son, brother and uncle. He has been supported by his family and a team of dedicated carers, all of whom devoted themselves to him.

“As ever, our thoughts are with all of those affected by Hillsborough. We would ask that our privacy is respected at this sad time.”


 

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I think that three people killed themselves in the 10 years after Hillsborough, and lots of people turned to drink, drugs, and so on.
 

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I think that three people killed themselves in the 10 years after Hillsborough, and lots of people turned to drink, drugs, and so on.
I recall one bloke who gave his ticket to his best mate, his mate died and he never forgave himself and eventually took his own life.
 

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I recall one bloke who gave his ticket to his best mate, his mate died and he never forgave himself and eventually took his own life.
Nightmare. Obviously not his fault at all but survivor guilt is a strange thing
 

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It's sickening that not one of those responsible ever served any jail time.

A proper old school cover up amongst the police and judges if ever there was one.

Luckily I believe in Karma, so absolute hell awaits all those wankers.
 

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It's sickening that not one of those responsible ever served any jail time.

A proper old school cover up amongst the police and judges if ever there was one.

Luckily I believe in Karma, so absolute hell awaits all those wankers.
And the tory government
 

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Sludges best mate. Allegedly.
 
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