Watch: Hillsborough crew member moved to tears picking up BAFTA for powerful documentary

An emotional documentary about the Hillsborough disaster was honoured with the Bafta for best single documentary at the awards ceremony last night.

Monday, 15th May 2017, 10:08 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 1:17 pm
Hillsborough disaster

The BBC Two documentary provided an in-depth, moving account of the sporting disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans were killed at Sheffield Wednesday's stadium.

Professor Phil Scraton, the main author of the independent panel's report into the tragedy and the film's factual consultant, joined the production team on stage to accept the award.

The Merseyside professor was moved to tears while accepting the award and stood with a in a Liverpool FC scarf on stage.

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Director Daniel Gordon said: "This is a filmabout the horror and injustice of Hillsborough and I'd like to pay tribute to all those who share their testimony, the fans, the families, the survivors, the policemen.

"I'd like to thank Professor Phil Scraton who has worked so tirelessly, dilligently. Phil's worked with a dogged determination to expose the full truth of Hillsborough. I'm in absolute awe of you Phil.

“This is dedicated to the families and survivors of Hillsborough, who fought so long and so hard for justice, and the memories of the 96 men, women and children who went to a football match in 1989 and never came home.”

The feature-length film was originally aired in the USA two years ago but could not be shown in Britain as the Hillsborough Independent Panel inquest was ongoign.

However, it was shown after the inquest ruled on April 26 that all 96 victims of the 1989 stadium disaster were unlawfully killed.

The documentary provides a harrowing account of the events of the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, including never before seen footage and moving accounts.