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Courtesy of the BBC - September 1

A son has described how he tried to "cradle" his father to protect him as the pressure in the crowd at the Hillsborough disaster increased.

Gerard Baron Jr, giving evidence at the new inquests, said his father had a look of "sheer terror" on his face.

Mr Baron and his father, also called Gerard, were "life-long" Liverpool fans and went to watch their team at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough.

Mr Baron Snr was 67 at the time and was the oldest victim of the disaster.

The court heard how Mr Baron, a retired postal inspector from Preston, was nicknamed the "Red Baron" by colleagues because of his love of Liverpool.

Christina Lambert, QC for the coroner, said Mr Baron and his son arrived in Sheffield at 13.20 BST and took up a position inside pen three, an enclosure on the Leppings Lane terrace at the ground.

Mr Baron Jr, who was 26 at the time, said his father was initially by his side as they stood at the front of the pen but, as the crowd built up, he moved behind his father.

"I sort of cradled him, having in my mind trying to protect him from the pressure," he said.

Mr Baron turned to face his son. The court heard how he "had a look of just sheer terror on his face".

"I just said to him that it would be okay," Mr Baron Jr said.

"From that point it became worse and I was really, really concerned for my dad, for myself. Then there was a sudden surge from the back.

"I couldn't hang on any further, with my hands and my arms buckled, and I was sort of twisted to the right-hand side."

Mr Baron said he did not see his father alive again and also lost consciousness in the crush. The pain, he added, was "excruciating".

Liverpool fan William Duckworth told the court that a surge pushed him near Mr Baron in the pen.

He said that he was "very pale" and "became discoloured". Mr Duckworth added: "He was clearly not conscious by that stage and did not look in a good condition at all."

Ernest Gillatt, a St John Ambulance medic, said he pushed an oxygen mask through the fence to try to revive him but said there was "no response at all" from Mr Baron.

The inquests, held in Warrington, Cheshire, continue.