Hillsborough inquest: Tribute to Philip Hammond
23 April 2014 Last updated at 09:39 BST
Hilda Hammond's son, 14-year old-Philip, was one of the 96 people who died at Hillsborough Stadium during the FA Cup semi-final in April 1989.
Background statements are being read out in court at the start of the new inquest into the disaster.
A schoolboy from Liverpool, Philip Hammond travelled by coach to the game with a friend, Ian Southgate, who survived.
His mother, Hilda, paid tribute to a ''lovely'' son, whose ''life, hopes and dreams were needlessly taken from him''.