Wembley

Next Game

A Villa v Liverpool

Sunday, 19 April 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Semi-Final

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 0 Newcastle

Monday, 13 April 2015, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Hillsborough campaigner dies

Hillsborough justice campaigner Anne Williams has died at the age of 62 following a battle with bowel cancer.

Last Updated: 18/04/13 at 14:37 Post Comment

Anne Williams: The Hillsborough justice campaigner has died of cancer at the age

Anne Williams: The Hillsborough justice campaigner has died of cancer at the age

Mrs Williams lost her 15-year-old son Kevin at Hillsborough and worked tirelessly during the campaigners' fight for justice.

It was her fight to get her son's inquest verdict of accidental death overturned that is largely credited with securing fresh hearings for all of the 96 supporters who died on 15 April 1989.

She was diagnosed with terminal cancer in October but continued her campaign and attended a hearing at London's Royal Courts of Justice in December when the original inquest verdicts were quashed.

The Government has pledged that new hearings will be held as soon as possible, with a preliminary hearing scheduled for 25 April.

Despite the severity of her illness, she attended what was her last public appearance at the Hillsborough memorial service on Monday.

"Liverpool Football Club was today saddened to hear of the passing of long-time Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams, who has lost her six-month battle with bowel cancer at the age of 62," read a statement on the club's official website.

"(She) summoned the strength to attend the 2013 Hillsborough Memorial Service at Anfield on Monday.

"It was an act so typical of a mum who simply refused to accept defeat.

"Anne may not have survived to see ultimate justice for her son but her actions have played a significant part in ensuring that 96 families have moved closer to Hillsborough closure."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can win five in a row or lose five in a row... Or in Carver's case you can win one in a row or lose five in a row.

black_waltz
Carver: I'm up to the job

C

AMPAIGN, CAMPAIGN it's a clearly a CAMPAIGN

mario for pm
Chelsea's poor 'respect' rating

S

epp Blatter really is very, very good at this isn't he? Terrible human being, but really good at it.

megabrow (cufc)
Blatter 'like Jesus and Mandela'

Footer 365

Vinnie Jones says Leeds United do not need Russell Crowe takeover

Vinnie Jones admitted that Leeds United’s demise is a ‘sad situation’ and insisted Russell Crowe is not the answer.

Manchester City 2-0 West Ham: Sergio Aguero strikes in easy win

Manchester City closed the gap on Manchester United after a comfortable 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Micky Adams leaves role as Tranmere Rovers manager

Micky Adams has left his role as Tranmere Rovers manager by mutual consent.

Mail Box

Respect, But Never Admiration For Chelsea

Football's about entertainment, the Mailbox says. Which means Manchester United supporters are happy with never winning the league if the football is good...

Wenger's Titles Down To United Woes...

Well, it's certainly one theory. Man United fans are out in force - decrying Wenger and defending FFP. We have mails on Coquelin, Coutinho and Mediawatch...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company