Bromsgrove woman hoping to trace doctor who tried to save Hillsborough victim

INQUEST: The sister of Andrew Brookes, who lost his life in the Hillsborough tragedy, is desperately trying to track down people who came to his aid. SP

INQUEST: The sister of Andrew Brookes, who lost his life in the Hillsborough tragedy, is desperately trying to track down people who came to his aid. SP

INQUEST: The sister of Andrew Brookes, who lost his life in the Hillsborough tragedy, is desperately trying to track down people who came to his aid. SP

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THE sister of Andrew Brookes, the Bromsgrove man who lost his life in the Hillsborough tragedy, is attempting to trace key witnesses including a doctor who tried to save her brother.

Andrew was 26 when he was killed at the FA Cup semi-final staged at the Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield, in 1989.

The Hillsborough tragedy claimed 96 lives and is the worst stadium disaster in British history.

In 2012, Louise Brookes discovered her brother was one of 41 fans who had the potential to survive, according to the Hillsborough Independent Panel.

A fresh inquest into Mr Brookes’ death - and the deaths of the other 95 victims - was ordered last December after the original accidental death verdict was quashed.

Ms Brookes has been tweeting pictures of the men who tried to save her brother's life on the day of the tragedy.

The 42-year-old tracked down two people in 1997, and found another two witnesses in 2012, but now she is trying to trace others who Ms Brookes describes as crucial witnesses.

Ms Brookes said her focus now is on finding the doctor who attempted to resuscitate her brother.

"I'm desperate to find the doctor who was with Andrew," she said.

"He was wearing a beige jacket, blue shirt and brown cords.

"I don't know if he is a Nottingham Forest fan or a Liverpool fan.

"I want him to know he was a hero. He tried to save my brother - I want to thank him for what he did that day."

With the inquests being only eight weeks away, Ms Brookes says tracking down witnesses, and the doctor, is important as they may have vital information for her brother's new inquest.

Coroner Lord Justice Goldring will hear all the evidence during the inquests, which are being held at Birchwood Park, Warrington, and are expected to last a year.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ms Brookes' solicitors, Birnberg Peirce & Partners, on 020 7911 0166, quoting Team Hillsborough, Witness Appeal.

• The Hillsborough Family Support Group is also appealing for potential witnesses to come forward, before it is too late, to help all the families with unanswered questions.
The group can be contacted by email info@hfsg.co.uk.
For more details visit hfsg.co.uk.

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