UKIP's Liverpool based Deputy Leader and Hillsborough survivor Paul Nuttall MEP has welcomed the decision by the jury to conclude that the 96 fans crushed to death were "unlawfully killed".
"All of us in Liverpool and across the country will be pleased with this result. For far too many years, 27 long years, the questions have remained unanswered and no responsibility has been taken for the appalling events of that day.
"Liverpool fans have been publicly traduced and blamed for their own suffering. The Police at the stadium have been found to be responsible for a whole series of failures that lead to the horrors of that day, a day burnt permanently in my, and thousands of other minds.
"At last the process of justice can begin, and the process of healing can have a chance. I will never forget that day, nor will the city of Liverpool, but Justice will go some way to soften the pain."