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Mayor pays tribute to Anne Williams

Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson has paid tribute to Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams, who has lost her battle with cancer.

Mayor Anderson, said: “Anne Williams was an amazing woman – a dedicated campaigner who continued fighting tirelessly for justice right up until the end.

“It was a mark of her incredible strength that even in her last days she made sure she attended the Hillsborough memorial service at Anfield.

“It was a real privilege for me to know such an inspirational person whose determination and conviction played a significant role in exposing the cover up over Hillsborough.

“We can take heart from the fact that she lived to see the truth revealed.

“It is now up to us all to make sure that justice is delivered on behalf of Anne, her son Kevin and the other 95 people who died and their families.”

All council buildings in the city centre have lowered their flags to half mast as a mark of respect.

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