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Hillsborough trial


The first guilty verdict in 30 years isn’t the end of the Hillsborough justice fight

The first guilty verdict in 30 years isn’t the end  of the Hillsborough justice fight Relatives of people who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster have vowed to keep fighting following a trial ­verdict last week.

After 30 years, the first conviction over Hillsborough but battle for justice continues

After 30 years, the first conviction over Hillsborough but battle for justice continues A jury has found former Sheffield Wednesday club safety officer Graham Mackrell guilty of a health and safety breach in relation to the Hillsborough football disaster.

Jury goes out to consider its verdicts in Hillsborough trials

Jury goes out to consider its verdicts in Hillsborough trials The jury is considering its verdicts in the trials of two men charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough football disaster.

Defence concludes summing up in Hillsborough trial

Defence concludes summing up in Hillsborough trial The defence has concluded its summing up in the trial of David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell.

Hillsborough - summing up underway in trials of Duckenfield and Mackrell

Hillsborough - summing up underway in trials of Duckenfield and Mackrell Former police match commander David Duckenfield held “ultimate responsibility” on the day of the Hillsborough football disaster, a court has heard.

Evidence concludes in the Hillsborough disaster trials

Evidence concludes in the Hillsborough disaster trials Evidence has concluded in the trials of David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell, who face charges relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

Hillsborough trial hears evidence given to inquests by Duckenfield and Mackrell

08 March 2019
The prosecution has finished outlining its case in the trial of David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell. The men are on trial in relation to the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster.

David Duckenfield made a ‘fatal mistake’ during Hillsborough disaster, jury is told

05 March 2019
Poor decision making and lack of leadership by David Duckenfield contributed to the Hillsborough football disaster, a court has heard.

Duckenfield agreed his failure was a ‘direct cause’ of Hillsborough deaths, jury is told

01 March 2019
David Duckenfield has accepted that his failure to close a tunnel was the “direct cause” of the deaths of 96 people in the Hillsborough disaster, a court has heard.

Police did ‘nothing to help’ during Hillsborough crush, says bereaved parent

25 February 2019
A father whose two daughters died in the Hillsborough disaster was told by a police officer to “shut your fucking prattle” as he appealed for help.

Former chief inspector told court David Duckenfield was ‘very brave’ during Hillsborough disaster

20 February 2019
David Duckenfield made a “very brave” decision to open a gate and relieve overcrowding outside the Hillsborough football stadium, a court has heard.

Hillsborough disaster was 'absolute chaos' witness tells trial

19 February 2019
Police match commander David Duckenfield gave no orders as the match was stopped during the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, a court has heard.

Police blocked off full pens at matches prior to Hillsborough disaster, court hears

12 February 2019
Police blocked the tunnel leading to pens 3 and 4 at the Hillsborough football ground at games prior to the 1989 disaster, a court has heard.

Hillsborough police chief said fans ‘forced’ a gate, court hears

07 February 2019
Police match commander David Duckenfield said fans had forced a gate and caused casualties during the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, a court has heard.

There were not enough turnstiles during Hillsborough disaster, says safety expert

04 February 2019
There were not enough turnstiles for fans entering the terraces on the day of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster, a court has heard.

At Hillsborough ‘We were all pleading for our lives,’ court hears

01 February 2019
Police were more interested in crowd control and searching for alcohol than safety during the Hillsborough football disaster, a court has heard.

David Duckenfield ‘not experienced enough’ on day of Hillsborough disaster, court hears

28 January 2019
Police match commander David Duckenfield was not “experienced enough” on the day of the Hillsborough football disaster, a court has heard.

Safety and environmental health experts expressed concerns before Hillsborough disaster, trial hears

25 January 2019
Former police constable Robert Ainsworth said the situation on the pitch during the Hillsborough football disaster was “bedlam”.

Police said they would divert fans from full pens at Hillsborough, court hears

21 January 2019
Police told a safety group that they would divert fans away from pens at the Hillsborough football ground if they became full, a court has heard.

Duckenfield’s ‘gross failure’ was substantial cause of Hillsborough deaths, court hears

17 January 2019
The failings of David Duckenfield in relation to the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster represented a “gross failure,” a court has heard.

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