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TOWN HALL HOLDS PRAYERS TO REMEMBER HILLSBOROUGH VICTIMS

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Special prayers are being held today at Liverpool Town Hall to remember the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives ...
Special prayers are being held today at Liverpool Town Hall to remember the 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster 17 years ago.

The Lord Mayor of Liverpool, councillor Alan Dean, and Reverend Steven Brooks, the Rector of Liverpool, are joining together for prayers today ahead of the annual memorial service taking place on Saturday.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Councillor Alan Dean, said: 'Hillsborough affected so many lives not just in Merseyside but across the whole of the UK.

'The passing years do not diminish the importance and the poignancy of this occasion.'

Phil Hammond, who lost his 14-year-old son Philip in the tragedy, and chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said: 'I'm really pleased that the city council is once again doing something to mark the anniversary of Hillsborough.

'As the father of one of the 96 who died I feel strongly about making sure that their memories live on.'

The memorial service will take place on the Kop at Anfield on Saturday 15 April and will include a minute's silence at 3.06pm.

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