Delay in Hillsborough inquest summing-up

The Hillsborough inquests will not sit again until Monday due to juror illness.

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 2:27 pm
The Hillsborough disaster unfolds

Today’s hearing was cancelled – exactly two years after the hearings started in Warrington.

Coroner Sir John Goldring’s summing-up of the case is expected to resume on Monday morning.

The inquests began on March 31, 2014, and were originally expected to last for six to nine months.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The court has heard from more than 500 witnesses, including police officers, fans, family members, and medical staff.

The jury has heard evidence on topics including stadium safety, planning and preparation, the events of the day and the emergency response.

The coroner finished his 23rd day of summing up on Tuesday, but the court was cancelled on Wednesday.

The court sat briefly on Thursday morning for legal argument without the jury being present.