Hillsborough match commander will not testify at his trial

David Duckenfield’s lawyer says he will not call ex-officer at manslaughter hearing

The former South Yorkshire police officer who was match commander during the Hillsborough disaster in which 96 people died will not give evidence at his trial for manslaughter.

“My lord, we don’t call Mr Duckenfield to give evidence,” Benjamin Myers QC, defending, told the judge, Sir Peter Openshaw, at Preston crown court.

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