Hundreds line streets of Formby to pay tribute to mother whose fight to get son’s inquest verdict overturned led to fresh hearings
Crowds lined the streets of a Merseyside town to bid farewell to Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams on Monday.
Williams, one of the most persistent voices throughout the campaign for justice following the 1989 football stadium disaster, was remembered at a service in Formby.
She died aged 62 on 18 April from cancer.
Scores of people, many wearing Liverpool scarves, gathered in bright sunshine outside Our Lady of Compassion church.
A hush fell over the street as the hearse bearing her coffin pulled up. It contained a wreath of white flowers embellished with red roses that spelled out “Mum”.
Bystanders watched as the coffin was carried into the church, followed by hundreds of mourners.
Williams spent almost half her life campaigning after her 15-year-old son Kevin died in the Hillsborough tragedy.
It was her fight to get his inquest verdict of accidental death overturned that is credited with leading to fresh hearings for all 96 supporters who died.
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