The Hillsborough memorial service planned to take place at Anfield on Wednesday April 15, 2020 to mark the 31st anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster has been postponed.

The Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) agreed that postponing the final memorial service was in the best interests of public safety following the outbreak of the coronavirus and the latest health advice.

Margaret Aspinall, chair of the HFSG, said: “In light of recent events, a decision was made collectively by the families to postpone our final memorial service at Anfield. We wish to keep as many people safe as possible and we believe this is the right approach. We hope to provide an update in the near future on a rescheduled date for the service.

“On behalf of the HFSG, I would like to thank everyone for their understanding in this matter. I would also ask that you join us in our prayers on April 15 to remember the 96 and keep the families and everyone who has been affected in your thoughts at this difficult time.”

Please note that people who have already obtained tickets to attend the service are asked to keep them for the rescheduled date.