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Sister’s search for Hillsborough helpers in mystery photographs

The sister of a Hillsborough disaster victim is trying to trace the men she believes may have been with her brother in his final moments of life. Andrew Brookes, aged 26, was one of 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives when too many fans were allowed onto the terraces at Hillsborough during an FA Cup semi-final. His sister Louise Brookes, aged 42, has pictures of her brother as he lay dying on the football field after the crush and has spent years trying to find those in the photographs hoping they will be able to tell her what happened to him.

The sister of a Hillsborough disaster victim is trying to trace the men she believes may have been with her brother in his final moments of life. Andrew Brookes, aged 26, was one of 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives when too many fans were allowed onto the terraces at Hillsborough during an FA Cup semi-final. His sister Louise Brookes, aged 42, has pictures of her brother as he lay dying on the football field after the crush and has spent years trying to find those in the photographs hoping they will be able to tell her what happened to him.

The sister of a Hillsborough disaster victim is trying to trace the men she believes were with her brother in his final moments of life.

Andrew Brookes, aged 26, was one of 96 Liverpool fans who lost their lives when too many fans were allowed on to the terraces at Hillsborough during the FA Cup semi-final in 1989.

His sister, Louise Brookes, aged 42, has pictures of him as he lay dying on the football field and has spent years trying to find those in the photographs hoping they will be able to tell her what happened.

One image shows three men with Andrew as he took his last breaths.

Louise said she hoped the men would come forward before inquests into the 96 deaths start in March.

“I am just desperate to find these guys. This is the family’s last opportunity,” she said.

“We’re not going to get another opportunity and I can’t come back in 10 years and ask for another inquest because I’ve found out something else.”

“I found two people from the pictures in 1997 but I really want to find more of them.

“I’ve been trying to piece together exactly what happened to Andrew for almost 25 years now and keep getting little bits of the picture.

“Things are finally coming together and I am just so desperate to find these witnesses and get the last pieces of the jigsaw.”

Louise said her priority is to find a man she believes to be a doctor who is shown wearing a beige jacket, blue shirt and brown cords.

She said people there on the day would remember Andrew, who she describes as ‘the image’ of former Liverpool FC goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.

“Anyone who saw my brother will have remembered it because his trousers had come off so they will have noticed he wasn’t fully clothed.

“This is really important for me and my dad as we have no other family.”

Contact Birnberg Peirce & Partners on 020 79110166 and quote Team Hillsborough.

 

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