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Hillsborough trial


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.

Hillsborough - trials of David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell begin in Preston

15 January 2019
A jury has been sworn in to hear the trial of David Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell, who face charges relating to the 1989 Hillsborough disaster.

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