Hillsborough officer in charge fails to put a stop to his prosecution

Hillsborough officer in charge fails to put a stop to his prosecution

06-Dec-2018 20:47:26 | The Guardian

Manslaughter trial of ex-South Yorkshire police officer David Duckenfield is set for January

David Duckenfield, the former South Yorkshire police chief superintendent who was in command of the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough in 1989, which cost 96 people their lives, has failed with a further application to have his prosecution for manslaughter stopped.

The judge who will preside over Duckenfield’s trial, Sir Peter Openshaw, rejected his application for a stay of prosecution, following a hearing at Preston crown court on Thursday.

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