Hillsborough police chief goes on trial for manslaughter

David Duckenfield faces criminal charge 30 years after 96 died at FA Cup semi-final

Almost 30 years since 96 men, women and children were killed at the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground, the trial has started of the police officer in command of the match, David Duckenfield, on a criminal charge of gross negligence manslaughter.

Graham Mackrell, the Sheffield Wednesday club secretary and safety officer at the time of the disaster, is standing trial alongside Duckenfield, on two counts of breaching his duties under safety legislation.

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Source: Football News
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