US News Hillsborough match commander’s manslaughter trial date set for January

14:40  02 july  2018
14:40  02 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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LONDON — Nearly three decades after the worst stadium disaster in the history of British soccer, a police commander will face 95 counts of manslaughter in the deaths of soccer fans who were trampled and crushed at a match in England in 1989, prosecutors said on Friday. The decision by a

Hillsborough police match commander David Duckenfield is to face trial for the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 Liverpool supporters after a Duckenfield is now set go on trial in September at Preston Crown Court alongside former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 68

David Duckenfield: Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield (Peter Byrne/PA) © Provided by The Press Association Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield (Peter Byrne/PA)

The trial date for Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield, who is accused of the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 Liverpool supporters, has been adjourned until the New Year.

Duckenfield, 73, was set go on trial in September at Preston Crown Court alongside former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 68, who is charged with an offence involving the stadium safety certificate and a health and safety offence.

At a directions hearing on Monday, the trial judge, Sir Peter Openshaw, fixed a new provisional trial date of January 14 for the pair at the same court.

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A memorial at Anfield for the Hillsborough disaster (Nigel French/PA) © Press Association A memorial at Anfield for the Hillsborough disaster (Nigel French/PA) Duckenfield faces 95 charges of gross negligence manslaughter following the crush in the terrace pens at the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield Wednesday’s ground at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15.

Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused.

Last week, Sir Peter lifted a historical stay – halting further legal proceedings – on Duckenfield, which was put in place in 2000.

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