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UK: Former police commander appears in court as Hillsborough retrial begins

United Kingdom, Preston
October 07, 2019 at 18:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield appeared in Preston Crown Court on Monday, as he was facing a retrial over his role in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster.

Duckenfield who was match commander during the incident is accused of the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters, which he has denied.

The 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest ended in tragedy when 96 Liverpool fans were killed in a crush.

Under the laws at the time, there can be no prosecution for the 96th victim, as he died more than a year and a day after sustaining his injuries.

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Former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield appeared in Preston Crown Court on Monday, as he was facing a retrial over his role in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster.

Duckenfield who was match commander during the incident is accused of the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters, which he has denied.

The 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest ended in tragedy when 96 Liverpool fans were killed in a crush.

Under the laws at the time, there can be no prosecution for the 96th victim, as he died more than a year and a day after sustaining his injuries.

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