Jurors at the Hillsborough inquests have been reminded about evidence on stadium safety surrounding the disaster.

On Monday, Sir John Goldring began summing up nearly two years of evidence at the hearings into the deaths of 96 Liverpool supporters on April 15 1989.

Twelve of those who lost their lives were from Wirral and Ellesmere Port.

Sir John said there was "no dispute" that each of the fans suffered fatal injuries from a crush on the Leppings Lane terrace at Sheffield Wednesday's ground, but jurors would have to consider the surrounding circumstances which may have contributed to the deaths.

The former Court of Appeal judge, acting as Assistant Coroner for South Yorkshire (East) and West Yorkshire (West), is expected to take up to three weeks to sum up the evidence.

Evidence on topics will be summarised in the order they were heard during the inquests - stadium safety, preparation and planning for the 1989 FA Cup semi-final, the events of April 15 including the emergency response, and the gathering of evidence by South Yorkshire Police.

Finally, the summing up will turn to the 96 people who died, their experiences, the injuries they suffered and the treatment they received.

On the subject of stadium safety, the inquests in Warrington previously heard that numerous alterations were made to the ground from 1981 onwards but its safety certificate, awarded in 1979 by the then South Yorkshire County Council, remained unaltered.

The Leppings Lane terrace was divided into three separate pens by lateral fences in 1981 and it was further divided into five pens in 1985.

Throughout those changes the terrace capacity remained at 10,100 - a total of 7,200 on the west terrace and 2,900 on the north-west terrace - with no way of ensuring which of the pens the fans would go into, the court has heard.

Discussions to improve the "equal distribution of capacity" on the Leppings Lane took place following a crush at the 1981 FA Cup semi-final between Tottenham and Wolves in which 38 people were injured - when capacity was over the limit by more than 300.

In the same year the club was considering installing new crush barriers and turnstiles at the terrace to increase the ground's total capacity, it was said, and plans were later proposed by the club's structural engineers, Eastwood and Partners, for dedicated turnstile entrances and divided inner concourse walls.

In 1985, which Sir John said was an "important year" for the club following promotion to the First Division, new changes were made to the layout of the Leppings Lane terrace with two more radial fences installed which led to five pens.

Eastwood's had proposed a layout to include a total of 29 turnstiles with walls in the inner concourse which would channel fans to a specific part of the terrace or stand.

On Tuesday, Sir John said such schemes that would have allowed monitoring of numbers going in were not implemented.

He told jurors: "You will need to ask yourselves why they were not adopted.

"You may also want to consider whether those considering the schemes at the time were thinking mainly of the safety or the practicalities of keeping home and away fans segregated when they were on the same terrace."

The jury has previously heard Liverpool fans had the use of 23 turnstiles on the west side of the ground compared with 60 for their opponents, Nottingham Forest, on the day of the disaster.

The hearings continue on Wednesday.