Hillsborough trial: turnstile changes risked overcrowding, says expert

Court told that just seven turnstiles were available to 10,100 Liverpool supporters at stadium where 96 people lost their lives

Changes made to turnstile arrangements for the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough stadium, where 96 people lost their lives in a crush, increased the risk of overcrowding outside the ground, an expert engineer has said.

The jury at Preston crown court heard that at the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, seven turnstiles were made available for the 10,100 Liverpool supporters with standing tickets for the Leppings Lane terrace. At the previous year’s semi-final, played by the same two clubs, 13 turnstiles were used for the 10,100 supporters with standing tickets and 4,465 people with tickets for the West Stand seats above.

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Source: Football News
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