Hillsborough police chief said Liverpool fans ‘forced’ gate open, court told

Jury hears FA chief was told on day of disaster the casualties were caused by ‘inrush’ of fans

David Duckenfield, the South Yorkshire police officer who commanded the Hillsborough FA Cup semi-final at which 96 Liverpool supporters were killed, said while the disaster was unfolding that fans had “forced” a gate, the jury hearing his manslaughter prosecution has heard.

Glen Kirton, who was the Football’s Association’s head of external affairs, told the trial Duckenfield said that an “inrush” of Liverpool supporters, after the gate was forced, had caused “casualties” at the Leppings Lane end of the ground.

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Source: Football News
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