The Hillsborough Inquest jury will deliver their verdict today.
It is believed that there have been unanimous verdicts on the majority of the issues relating to that terrible disaster, but on the issue of Unlawful Killing, it is believed that the Coroner will accept a majority verdict after being informed that the jury was unable to achieve unanimity.
Proceedings will begin later than usual today so that relatives of the deceased will have time to be in place before the verdicts are read out.
Nobody wanted the Police to be unfairly pilloried or individuals to be scapegoated over this. But awful mistakes were made, the police response to the situation at all stages was incompetent to say the least and senior officers and officials told the most dreadful lies to cover their own backs in the aftermath. The original inquest was a whitewash and it is only due to the persistence and indefatigable pursuit of the truth by the families of those who were killed that this second inquest has happened at all. South Yorkshire Police did everything they could to prevent the second inquest ever happening. Shame on them.
But men like Trevor Hicks, who lost two daughters in the tragedy and Anne Williams, who died three years ago and so will never see justice done for her son, wouldn't quit. They never gave up the fight for justice and forced the Government to order the verdict of Accidental Death from the first inquest to be quashed, and a second inquest to take place.
That second inquest comes to a conclusion today and whatever the outcome all I hope is that those sadly bereaved families will find justice for the loved ones and peace for themselves.
The truth, no matter how painful, must always come out in the end.
Justice for the 96.