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Hillsborough police officer granted funds to fight potential manslaughter charges

Judge rules that David Duckenfield qualifies for assistance to contest attempts to lift stay on his prosecution granted at 2000 court case

The former senior policeman who was the match commander at the Hillsborough disaster is to get funding to fight a possible prosecution on charges of gross negligence manslaughter.

A judge at Preston crown court, sitting in London, made an order that David Duckenfield qualifies for legal representation at high court proceedings next year.

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