Hillsborough families sing You'll Never Walk Alone outside courtroom after verdict

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The families of victims of the Hillsborough paid an emotional tribute to their lost loved ones after a jury ruled the 96 Liverpool fans had been unlawfully killed. 

A tearful courtroom heard how the supporters had died as a result of manslaughter via gross negligence, and a touching tribute followed as families joined together in a version of Liverpool anthem 'You'll Never Walk Alone'.

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Tireless campaigners

Campaigners are coming to terms with the landmark verdict after 27 years of tireless campaigning. 

They have now been given the truth - and some justice for the 96 - after two years of hearings and statements from over 800 witnesses. 

Jurors were cheered as they also read out a verdict that fans' behaviour did not contribute to the disaster. 

96 Liverpool fans died as a result of the crush on April 15, 1989, at the FA Cup semi-final between the Reds and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium. 

Fans on Twitter paid special tributes to Anne Williams, who lost her son Kevin in the tragedy, who was one of the most vocal activists in the campaign. She died in 2013. 

On their official website, Liverpool described the victims' families as "the most unbelievable inspiration."

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