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Here is a press release from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign

Dated 14 April 2004

15 Years on Hillsborough Survivor wins legal battle.

This week sees the 15th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster and for one survivor the end of his legal battle for compensation for the trauma he suffered.

Stevie (J) was 34 at the time of the disaster and a life long Liverpool supporter. He was in the Leppings Lane end of the ground and was caught up in the crush. Having lost consciousness he came to lying on an advertising board on the pitch and was taken by ambulance to hospital where he was treated foe his physical injuries.

As well as the physical injuries caused by the crush Stevie suffered severe psychological injuries from which he has never recovered. He suffered from flashbacks, depression, disturbed sleep, poor concentration and was unable to work. In addition his marriage broke down and as a consequence he was unable to have proper contact with his daughter for several years.

Following the Disaster Stevie retained Canter Levin & Berg Solicitors to assist with obtaining compensation for his injuries. In December 1990 he was offered a settlement of £2,500.00 which he was advised by his solicitor to accept. At the time he admits that he had no reason to think that his claim had been undervalued and that no thought had been given to obtaining further compensation to allow him to receive treatment to assist with his psychological injuries.

In 1999 it emerged that several survivors had received poor and sometimes negligent advice with regard to their claims for compensation. Many claims were undervalued and did not provide sufficient compensation to allow victims to pay for treatment to assist with their conditions. Stevie was neglected in a number of areas.

Although the Canter Levin & Berg denied negligence the claim was settled prior to going to court to trial for £6,000.00 on 2nd April 2004. This was less than the potential amount he could have settled for but he chose to end the litigation rather than face a trial due to unrelated health problems and potential issues with regard to limitation.





Thank you once again for your continued support.

Keep the boycott strong and Justice for the 96


God bless you all.

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Guest Kev

I find myself shaking my head in disbelief considering the amount the police received for doing their duty. :(

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thank you for that info mottman, they were my solicortors too.........this isnt the time for my info as i am pretty drunk tonight and upset........been to the ground as i always do.......no one there at this time of the night, i can cry and no one is there.........i miss the 96 who never came back and i cant let this day go ever.......wanna say thanks to red4ever who will be taking time off work tomorrow to help me through the day cheers mate

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I know exactly how you feel, the tears are running down my face just typing this.


Meet us at the shop tomorrow,it would be my honour to meet you mate.


You are not alone.



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I know exactly how you feel, the tears are running down my face just typing this.


Meet us at the shop tomorrow,it would be my honour to meet you mate.


You are not alone.



robbie no probs, what time will you be there,,,,,,,,,,i dont like to tread on peoples feet at this time of the year but it would be nice to meet up with you



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Guest Mottman

I'm sorry but I feel this should be posted here.





Cry me a tear. Wipe it away.

Does it make you feel better about that terrible day?


Cry me a tear. Wipe again.

Good days we had. Will it ever be the same?


Cry me a tear. Maybe you don?t understand

what went on that day in that horrible stand.


Cry me a tear. Wipe it away

How come that tear keeps appearing each and every day?


Cry me a tear for the hurt and the cost.

The Kop is still silent for the people it lost.


Cry me a tear. We are still here.

Wipe it away but you won?t stop the tear.


Cry me a tear for the lads and the lasses.

We cross many borders and are loved by the masses.


Cry me a tear for the loud and the proud.

We won?t ever walk alone; even lost in a crowd.


Cry me a tear; I think not.

The 96 victims the media conveniently forgot.


Cry me a tear for the fans that survived.

Think of the grief and tears they hide.


Cry me a tear for the families that grieve.

With your help and mine lets hope they receive.


Cry me a tear for the faith and love they had.

With hope in their hearts, it?s terribly sad.


Cry me a tear. The future is bright.

It?s time for the red phoenix to flex its red might.


Cry me a tear for the true people you are.

Whether local or away from afar.


Cry me a tear. Let it run down your face.

Remember dignity, pride and grace.


Cry me a tear for the pride that we bear.

It?s our life and a hope that we share.


Cry me a tear for the sick in their hands.

They mock us and skit us, one day they?ll understand.


Cry me a tear for the weak and infirm.

They have been true reds, history can confirm.


Cry me a tear for the loved ones we?ve lost.

Whatever the pain or values it cost.


Cry me a tear for our ancestors who walked alone ahead

They set standards high for the men dressed in red.


Cry me a tear. Don?t ever forget.

Lift your head up proud, lest never forget.


Cry me a tear for the youth of today.

Let?s hope they never forget that horrible day.


Cry me a tear. King Kenny was boss.

He felt it all and cried at the loss.


Cry me a tear for the team that we had.

It?s glory is rich but terribly sad.


Cry me a tear with hope in your heart.

Think of loved ones drastically pulled apart.


Cry me a tear for all true Reds

Let?s hope you can settle in your comfortable beds.


Cry me a tear. We don?t know your name.

We may walk right past you each and every game.


Cry me a tear. As long as I last

with God?s will and strength I will never forget our past.


John Alfred Anderson (62)

Thomas Howard (39)

Colin Mark Ashcroft (19)

Thomas Anthony Howard (14)

James Gary Aspinall (18)

Eric George Hughes (42)

Kester Roger Marcus Ball (16)

Alan Johnston (29)

Gerard Bernard Patrick Baron (67)

Christine Anne Jones (27)

Simon Bell (17)

Gary Philip Jones (18)

Barry Sidney Bennett (26)

Richard Jones (25)

David John Benson (22)

Nicholas Peter Joynes (27)

David William Birtle (22)

Anthony Peter Kelly (29)

Tony Bland (22)

Michael David Kelly (38)

Paul David Brady (21)

Carl David Lewis (18)

Andrew Mark Brookes (26)

David William Mather (19)

Carl Brown (18)

Brian Christopher Mathews (38)

David Steven Brown (25)

Francis Joseph McAllister (27)

Henry Thomas Burke (47)

John McBrien (18)

Peter Andrew Burkett (24)

Marion Hazel McCabe (21)

Paul William Carlile (19)

Joseph Daniel McCarthy (21)

Raymond Thomas Chapman (50)

Peter McDonnell (21)

Gary Christopher Church (19)

Alan McGlone (28)

Joseph Clark (29)

Keith McGrath (17)

Paul Clark (18)

Paul Brian Murray (14)

Gary Collins (22)

Lee Nicol (14)

Stephen Paul Copoc (20)

Stephen Francis O'Neill (17)

Tracey Elizabeth Cox (23)

Jonathon Owens (18)

James Philip Delaney (19)

William Roy Pemberton (23)

Christopher Barry Devonside (18)

Carl William Rimmer (21)

Christopher Edwards (29)

David George Rimmer (38)

Vincent Michael Fitzsimmons (34)

Graham John Roberts (24)

Thomas Steven Fox (21)

Steven Joseph Robinson (17)

Jon-Paul Gilhooley (10)

Henry Charles Rogers (17)

Barry Glover (27)

Colin Andrew Hugh

William Sefton (23)

Ian Thomas Glover (20)

Inger Shah (38)

Derrick George Godwin (24)

Paula Ann Smith (26)

Roy Harry Hamilton (34)

Adam Edward Spearritt (14)

Philip Hammond (14)

Philip John Steele (15)

Eric Hankin (33)

David Leonard Thomas (23)

Gary Harrison (27)

Patrik John Thompson (35)

Stephen Francis Harrison (31)

Peter Reuben Thompson (30)

Peter Andrew Harrison (15)

Stuart Paul William Thompson (17)

David Hawley (39)

Peter Francis Tootle (21)

James Robert Hennessy (29)

Christopher James Traynor (26)

Paul Anthony Hewitson (26)

Martin Kevin Traynor (16)

Carl Darren Hewitt (17)

Kevin Tyrrell (15)

Nicholas Michael Hewitt (16)

Colin Wafer (19)

Sarah Louise Hicks (19)

Ian David Whelan (19)

Victoria Jane Hicks (15)

Martin Kenneth Wild (29)

Gordon Rodney Horn (20)

Kevin Daniel Williams (15)

Arthur Horrocks (41)

Graham John Wright (17)


Cry me a tear for those left behind

who live each day with thoughts in their mind.


Cry me a tear. Cry for the 96 that died.

Cry me a tear for the press that lied


Cry me a tear with hope in our heart.

Think of the loved ones drastically drawn apart.


Cry me a tear. Some say it?s just a football team.

It?s bigger than that. It?s more than a dream.


Cry me a tear. Wipe them all away.

We love and feel for them everyday.


Cry me a tear. Bill, Bob and Joe welcome you with open arms


The 96 are now immortal, never to be forgotten.


My heart still bleeds and feels for you and those you left behind.


One day we will all meet up in heaven. My thoughts are with you.


Cry me a tear, because I haven?t stopped crying yet.

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