Judge to decide on David Duckenfield Hillsborough charges

Sir Peter Openshaw to determine whether former police officer can be prosecuted for manslaughter

A legal hearing to determine whether the former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent David Duckenfield can be prosecuted for 95 counts of manslaughter in relation to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster has begun at Preston crown court.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which announced its intention to charge Duckenfield last June, is applying for a legal bar against prosecuting him to be lifted.

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