I want the truth about Hillsborough
Feature by Liverpool Echo
Updated Thursday, 15th January 2004
The mother of a teenage Hillsborough victim is launching a fresh bid for a new inquest into his death.Kevin Williams, 15, from Formby, was one of 96 people who died in the stadium in 1989.
His mother Anne claims she has information not heard at the original inquest which proves her son died needlessly.
She is planning to use European law to sup-port her bid. It has always been maintained all the victims were dead or were fatally injured by 3.15pm.
But Mrs Williams, 51, claims she has evidence Kevin was alive until 4pm and that with proper care his life could have been saved.
Barristers are now preparing a memorial, the official term for a request for a new inquest, to be sent to the Attorney General.
Previous requests have failed, but Mrs Williams hopes current European case law on inquests and the Convention on Human Rights could help her campaign.
Mrs Williams, a member of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign, said: "The Attorney General has refused three memorials. If he does this time I will seek a judicial review. It's my last chance."
Among new evidence Mrs Williams has gathered is a fresh report on the state of Kevin's injuries from Home Office pathologist Dr Nat Cary, who recently gave evidence at the Sohammurder trial.
She has spent years tracking down everyone who came into contact with her son during and after the tragedy - a story told in her book When You Walk Through the Storm, which has just been reprinted.
Mrs Williams, who now lives in Chester, said: "I know the truth about what happened to Kevin but I want it recognised by the system. I want the record put right."