#AceUKNews – BRITAIN – HILLSBOROUGH – April 10 – A father whose “beautiful” daughters died at the Hillsborough disaster “lost everything – the present, future and any purpose”, a coroner has heard.
Sarah Hicks, 19, and her sister Victoria, 15, were two of 96 Liverpool fans who died after a crush at the FA Cup semi-final in April 1989.
Their parents Trevor and Jenni Hicks read statements about them at the inquests in Warrington.
Campaigners Mr and Ms Hicks divorced in 1991 “as a result of Hillsborough”.
Mr Hicks, president of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, said: “The loss of a child is one of the worst things that can happen to a parent.
“It’s not that losing two is twice as bad, it’s that you lose everything – the present, future and any purpose.”
He said: “They lived together, died together in horrific circumstances, supporting the team they loved. They are buried together. Need I say more?”
Mr and Ms Hicks read their statements on what would have been Sarah’s 44th birthday.
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