They're all 27 years older than when the fight for justice began but today the families of the Hillsborough victims were given what they have spent most of their lives fighting for. The jury at the Hillsborough inquest concluded that the 96 victims of the disaster were unlawfully killed in the Leppings Lane end on the 15th April 1989.
The likes of Anne Williams, who passed away in 2013, are not around to see the fruits of their labour but those that were in the courtroom today saw the longest inquest in British legal history come to an end with a complete vindication of the victims.
Outside the courtroom following the verdict, 27 years of fighting came to a head with a rendition of You'll Never Walk Alone that is unlikely to ever be matched in terms of the emotion involved.
Hillsborough families emerge from the Unlawful Killing verdict and outside court sing You'll Never Walk Alone. pic.twitter.com/pGLvhb4xuU
— David Conn (@david_conn) April 26, 2016