Hillsborough memorial arrangements

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Members of the public are able to attend the dedication of a permanent Hillsborough memorial in Liverpool on Sunday 14 April at 2pm.

The ceremony will take place on Old Haymarket, opposite the World Museum (next to St John’s Gardens).

Created by sculptor Tom Murphy, the seven-foot bronze structure features the words ‘Hillsborough Disaster – we will remember them’, along with the names of all 96 Liverpool FC supporters who died on the Leppings Lane terraces.

The Hillsborough Justice Campaign commissioned the monument, which it is formally donating to the city. The completion of this tribute to Hillsborough victims has been made possible because of the support and donations given to the HJC from across the world.

Mayor of Liverpool, Joe Anderson said: “We will never forget those who lost their lives at Hillsborough, or the impact the disaster has had on their bereaved families. The anger, pain and sorrow they have felt for the past 24 years is shared by everyone in Liverpool, and by thousands of others across Merseyside, across the country and around the world.

“That’s why it’s important the city has these permanent memorials, as a symbol of our solidarity and support for the families of the 96 and as a permanent reminder of the long and difficult fight for truth and justice. They will also serve as a powerful symbol of what has been a momentous year for the city, with the publication of the Hillsborough Independent Panel’s report.

“It is to the credit of families that they have never given up on their quest to find out what happened on that dreadful day, and have continued to act with dignity and bravery. Following the publication of the report – which revealed the disastrous failings of the public authorities on the day, and the conspiracy to shift the blame onto fans – it is more important than ever that we continue to support them to ensure they get the justice they deserve.”

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Sharon Sullivan, said: “This will be an emotional day for Liverpool which will see our city establishing a lasting tribute to those who died at Hillsborough. These memorials will serve as a reminder of the events of that terrible day, and ensure no one ever forgets the sadness and suffering it has caused in the years since.

“I speak on behalf of the city in saying to the families of the 96 that we stand united behind them, that we commend their bravery and that we will continue to support them in their fight for justice.”

Prior to the event there will be a private service at Liverpool Town Hall at which a special clock will be dedicated. This is for families only and is not a public event.