Hillsborough officer in charge fails to put a stop to his prosecution
David Duckenfield, the former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in 1989, which cost 96 people their lives, has failed with a further application to have his prosecution for manslaughter stopped.
The judge who will preside over Duckenfield’s trial, Sir Peter Openshaw, rejected his application for a stay of prosecution, following a hearing at Preston crown court on Thursday.
The trial, on criminal charges of causing death by gross negligence manslaughter of 95 people attending the semi-final, is scheduled to start in... read more
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