For Justice is a registered charity (1131537). The charity was formed out of the Hope for Hillsborough group, and was set up to help pay the significant legal costs pending in the fight for justice for Kevin Daniel Williams.
The group is made up of bereaved families and survivors, whose life was changed forever on Saturday 15th April 1989. 96 men, women & children ultimately lost their lives that day, and hundreds more were injured. The group is now run by Ian Barnes, and Sara Williams who are trustees of the charity.
We have been through the British Legal system numerous times seeking a new inquest into the death of Kevin Williams. We have significant evidence that proves Kevin was alive until just before 4pm on 15th April 1989, which includes the evidence of a police officer, a special WPC and an off duty fireman who all attended to Kevin that day.
Dr. Stefan Popper, the coroner, ruled that all that died that day were either dead or would have received injuries from which they could not recover by 3.15pm. The evidence of Kevin Williams as well as several other victims disproves this however, and by imposing a 3.15pm cut-off it starved the families of the chance to hear what happened to their loved-ones after that time, and vitally, to know if they could have been saved.
Here is a clip taken from an interview with Tony O’Keefe, an off-duty fireman, who attended to Kevin on the pitch long after the 3.15pm cut-off that day. The interview will form a part of a new documentary being made on the disaster. More information on that which can be found at www.thehillsboroughdisasterdocumentary.com
Tony O’Keefe carried Kevin across the pitch on a make-shift stretcher, with other Liverpool fans and PC Bruder, who can be seen in the picture below. PC Bruder testified that Kevin was alive, and that he felt a pulse long after 3.15pm but he was later called by a medical expert BEFORE THE INQUEST who told him he must be mistaken, and he was asked to change his statement.
WPC Debra Martin was on duty that day, and she held Kevin in the final moments of his life. She testified that Kevin was alive just before 4pm, and not only that but that he opened his eyes briefly and uttered the word ‘Mum’ before dying. WPC Debra Martin said she was bullied into changing her statement by senior officers. Here is a clip of The Cook report in which WPC Debra Martin talks about her experiences (poor sound)
South Yorkshire Police held 43 ambulances outside of the Hillsborough ground that day, which carried vital equipment & expertise that could have saved lives. We believe that a simple tracheotomy could have saved Kevin and others had they been treated earlier that day.
The match was stopped at 3.06pm that day, and Kevin died just before 4pm which means that approximately 40-45 minutes elapsed in which medical intervention could have saved lives. Why did the police form a cordon across the half-way line instead of helping, when it was patently clear by this stage it wasn’t a pitch invasion? Why was 43 ambulances and their crews refused access to the pitch? These are just a few of the many questions that can’t be answered because of the 3.15pm cut off ruling.
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