WARRINGTON has been remembering the victims from the town killed in the Hillsborough disaster, 30 years on.

Ninety six Liverpool fans died in the tragedy in April 1989.

Liverpool came to a standstill today as the 96 victims were remembered.

David Hughes paid tribute to his dad Eric was died aged 42.

He was living at Barmouth Close in Callands when he died at Hillsborough.

David said: "30 years ago today, my dad never returned from a game of football.

"I miss him every day, he was a good man, god bless them all - we don't deserve this pain.

"My dad, my hero."

Dad-of-one David Benson, aged 22, of Hall Nook, Penketh, was also killed.

David went to school in Halewood and at the time of the tragedy was working in the timber trade in Widnes.

Warrington Guardian: David Benson, who died at Hillsborough aged 22

David Benson

He would have been a grandad as his daughter Kirsty, then aged two, has had a baby boy named Cody David.

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David has a twin brother, Paul, and dad, Brian.

Colin Ashcroft, of Strawberry Close, Locking Stumps, was 19-years-old when he died at Hillsborough.

Warrington Guardian: Colin Ashcroft, who died at Hillsborough aged 19

Colin Ashcroft

A former special needs school pupil, he became a gardener at Padgate College.

Ian 'Ronnie' Whelan, a former St Oswald’s Primary School, St John’s Secondary School and Priestley College pupil, of Duckworth Grove, Padgate, also died.

Warrington Guardian: IAN RONNIE WHELAN

Ian 'Ronnie' Whelan

The 19-year-old  a junior clerk at BNFL Risley, had set off early for the FA Cup semi-final clash between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on an official Liverpool Supporters’ Club trip – stopping to drop a rose on his girlfriend’s doorstep before he caught a train from Warrington to Liverpool.

A minute's silence was held across Liverpool today, Monday at 3.06pm, the time the 1989 FA Cup semi-final was stopped.

Traffic going through the tunnels under the Mersey was stopped for one minute as the silence was held and the Mersey Ferries marked the anniversary by sounding their horns.

The silence was also observed at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, on the Merseyrail train network and at the National Education Union (NEU) annual conference at Liverpool ACC, where delegates fell silent in the middle of a debate on an anti-racism motion.

Families of the victims, survivors and members of the public paid tribute at sites around the city.

On the steps of St George's Hall 96 lanterns were lit and banners were on display with the words "never forgotten" and pictures of the 96 men, women and children who lost their lives in the crush on the Leppings Lane terrace.