Hillsborough: Fans get tattoos to honour victims

Martin Skrtel
Image caption Footballer Martin Skrtel tried his hand at tattooing for the cause

Ninety-six Liverpool football fans have been tattooed in memory of the 96 Hillsborough victims and to raise money for their families.

Fans queued outside the Royal Ink tattoo studio on Breck Road, Anfield, for the special tattoos.

Campaigners are raising funds for legal fees as an application to quash the accidental death inquest verdicts is due before judges on Wednesday.

On Saturday 12 fans completed a 96-mile charity walk and raised £15,000.

Steven Kelly, whose brother Michael died at Hillsborough, was one of those to get a tattoo and Liverpool FC player Martin Skrtel lent a hand to start one of the larger tattoos, on Barry Nicholls, on Friday.

Mr Nicholls said: "It's a very good cause, and it shows the families everyone's supporting them."

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