Fans ‘barred’ from Hillsborough terraces

Fans spilled on to the pitch in the 1981 match at Hillsborough. PA Wire

Fans spilled on to the pitch in the 1981 match at Hillsborough. PA Wire

Up to 100 ticketholders for a 1981 FA Cup semi final at Hillsborough stadium were unable to watch the match because the Leppings Lane terraces were full, an inquest heard.

A total of 38 fans were injured in a crush at the tie between Tottenham Hotspur and Wolverhampton Wanderers - eight years before the Hillsborough tragedy.

Jurors at the fresh inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans were told by Spurs fan James Chumley he arrived late to the 1981 match because of delays on the motorway.

 

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