Tragedy at Anfield


Thursday, May 6 – 1965
Less than 24 hours after cheering his team’s European Cup victory over Milan, Jimmy McInnes, secretary of Liverpool Football Club was found hanged in a turnstile booth at Anfield, the club ground last night.
He was discovered by an inspector making a routine check near the Kop, the huge “popular” stand. Senior detectives spent three hours at the ground last night. An inquest will be held today.
While the police inquiries were going on the club directors were called from their homes for a hurried meeting in the club board room.
On Sunday, when he returned triumphantly with his team to Liverpool from Wembley after winning the F.A. Cup last Saturday, Jimmy McInnes was in a jubilant mood.
I travelled with 53-year-old Jimmy for part of the journey. He could talk only of the club’s success. He showed no signs of strain.
All yesterday he was in his office organising Liverpool’s journey to Milan next Monday, in preparation for their game in the second leg against Milan on Wednesday.
He spent most of his working life with the club. First as a player and then on the office side.
The Liverpool supporters’ club secretary Mr. Arthur Mercer, said: “He was a great guy to us. He must have been working under a terrific pressure during these last few months.”
(Daily Express, 06-05-1965)

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