Andrew Devine becomes 97th Hillsborough victim

Andrew Devine has died, 32 years after suffering life-changing injuries at the Hillsborough disaster.

After being severely injured at the FA Cup clash with Nottm Forest, in which 96 Liverpool fans died, Andrew spent the rest of his life in a wheelchair and needed 24/7 care.

“It is with great sadness and a sense of immense loss that we can confirm that Andrew Devine passed away yesterday at the premature age of 55,” his family said in a statement.

“Our collective devastation is overwhelming but so too is the realisation that we were blessed to have had Andrew with us for 32 years since the Hillsborough tragedy.

“In the intervening years, Andrew has been a much-loved son, brother and uncle. He has been supported by his family and a team of dedicated carers, all of whom devoted themselves to him.

“We welcome the conclusion of the coroner, Mr Andre Rebello, made today at Liverpool Coroner’s Court, that Andrew was unlawfully killed, making him the 97th fatality of the tragic events that occurred on April 15, 1989.”