Hillsborough police chief to face manslaughter trial

  • Judge lifts bar on prosecuting David Duckenfield
  • Former South Yorkshire commander faces 95 charges
  • Four other men to face criminal prosecution

The prosecution for manslaughter of David Duckenfield, the former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command when 96 people were killed during the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, is to continue to trial, a judge has ruled.

Criminal charges against four other men for criminal offences in relation to the disaster and its aftermath will also go to trial after the judge, Sir Peter Openshaw, rejected the defendants’ applications for them to be dismissed.

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