Hillsborough match commander to face retrial

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield is to face a retrial over the deaths of 95 football fans at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

Jun 25, 2019
By Tony Thompson
96 Liverpool supporters were killed in the 1989 FA Cup semi-final tie between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool

In April, a jury failed to reach a verdict on the former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent, who had denied gross negligence manslaughter.

Lawyers acting for Mr Duckenfield, 74, of Ferndown in Dorset, opposed an application for a retrial, but Judge Sir Peter Openshaw ruled in favour.

The trial is due to start on October 7 at Preston Crown Court.

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