Duckenfield faces fresh trial over Hillsborough manslaughter charges

The ex-South Yorkshire police chief superintendent was in command during 1989 disaster

The former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s Hillsborough football ground when 96 people were killed in a crush, will on Monday begin his retrial on the criminal charge of manslaughter.

The prosecution of David Duckenfield, 75, will be heard at Preston crown court, presided over by Judge Sir Peter Openshaw, who heard the previous trial that concluded in April.

When the match took place on 15 April 1989 between Liverpool, then managed by Kenny Dalglish, and Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest, Duckenfield was 44, newly promoted from the rank of superintendent to be in charge of the South Yorkshire police crowd safety operation.

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Source: Football News
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