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Old 29-06-18, 12:00 PM   #1881
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Old 29-06-18, 03:19 PM   #1882
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Not just him either. Hopefully they charge Bettison too...
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Former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell is charged with health and safety, and safety at sports grounds offences.

The trial of Mr Duckenfield and Mr Mackrell is currently listed to start on 10 September.

Former solicitor Peter Metcalf and former police officers Donald Denton and Alan Foster are scheduled to go on trial in January 2019 charged with perverting the course of justice.

A hearing to determine whether former Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison will be tried has been adjourned until August.
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Old 29-06-18, 05:30 PM   #1883
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Not just him either. Hopefully they charge Bettison too...
Bettison should have that knighthood removed too as he knowingly lied to the authorities & cheated the public while having the gall to accept the award from royalty.
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Old 21-08-18, 10:48 AM   #1884
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Bettison not going to be tried on charges of misconduct in public office. meh.

Charges dropped against Hillsborough disaster police chief Sir Norman Bettison .

Sir Norman Bettison will not be prosecuted for charges of misconduct in a public office following the Hillsborough disaster after the Crown Prosecution Service said the case would be discontinued at Preston Crown Court.

The 62-year-old was charged with four counts of misconduct in a public office, relating to alleged lies he told about his role in the aftermath of the tragedy in which 96 Liverpool fans died.

Submissions on an application to stay the proceedings against the former Merseyside and West Yorkshire chief constable were heard by judge Sir Peter Openshaw at Preston Crown Court as around a dozen relatives of some of the 96 victims of the disaster sat in the public gallery.

Bettison, who was a chief inspector at the time of the FA Cup semi-final on April 15, 1989, was accused of untruthfully describing his role in the South Yorkshire Police response as "peripheral".

He was alleged to have made the comment to then chief inspector of constabulary Sir David O'Dowd, in 1998, when he applied for the job of chief constable in Merseyside.
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Old 21-08-18, 11:14 AM   #1885
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Old 21-08-18, 11:15 AM   #1886
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Obviously disappointing but will go for review. Don't know enough about the basis of the case against him, can it really have been so dependent on eyewitness accounts?
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Old 21-08-18, 11:16 AM   #1887
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Predictable outcome. The establishment protects it's own as usual. C*nts.

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Old 21-08-18, 11:18 AM   #1888
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Old 21-08-18, 11:21 AM   #1889
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That is fucking sickening but not in the slightest bit surprising, I hate this country sometimes.
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Old 21-08-18, 01:03 PM   #1890
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Its a Corrupt nonce protecting establishment so this isn't surprising.
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Old 21-08-18, 03:42 PM   #1891
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Duckenfield is responsible for the 96 deaths, and has had to live with that, and will probably be convicted. But the cover up, and deflection of blame onto the fans... that cannot be ignored and should always have been the focus of any prosecutions.

There is surely enough evidence elsewhere of the coverup from the rank and file police who have admitted that they were told to change their stories. Even these conflicting stories sound like they have been engineered as another coverup.
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Old 22-08-18, 08:19 PM   #1892
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I'm not from Liverpool so was initially hesitant to comment on this.

The radio news report I was listening to said that the case was dropped because two witnesses changed their story and a third died. I'm reluctant to comment on that but it sounds a bit strange?
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Old 06-12-18, 02:22 PM   #1893
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Duckenfield will face manslaughter charge after his appeal has been kicked out. Tftf
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Old 15-01-19, 01:55 PM   #1894
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Match commander David Duckenfield's "extraordinarily bad" failures contributed to the deaths of 96 football fans at Hillsborough, a court has heard.

The former chief superintendent, 74, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final.

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 69, is charged with safety offences.

The jury was sworn in earlier.

Opening the case at Preston Crown Court, prosecutor Richard Matthews QC told the court the youngest of the victims had been 10-year-old Jon-Paul Gilhooley.

Of 96 people who died as a result of injuries sustained at the ground, Mr Matthews said, 94 died on the same day.

'Substantial contribution to deaths'
Lee Nicol, 14, died two days later and Tony Bland, who suffered "terrible brain damage" was in a permanent vegetative state until his death in March 1993, jurors heard.

Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused.

"Each of the 96 was a Liverpool FC supporter who had travelled to Sheffield to enjoy the ticket-only FA Cup semi-final," Mr Matthews said.

"Each was an individual who formed part of what was the anticipated 50,000 crowd of spectators, whose attendance, entry and accommodation at the Hillsborough Stadium should have been properly planned for and safely facilitated."

He added: "It is the prosecution's case that David Duckenfield's failures to discharge this personal responsibility were extraordinarily bad and contributed substantially to the deaths of each of those 96 people who so tragically and unnecessarily lost their lives.

Former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent Mr Duckenfield, from Bournemouth, was the police officer in charge at the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989.

Jurors were selected from a panel of 29.

On Monday, Judge Sir Peter Openshaw told 100 potential jurors the trial could last up to four months and warned them not to research the disaster on the internet.

They were asked if they recognised either defendant and to fill out a form asking if close family members or friends had ever worked for any criminal justice agency.

After completing the questionnaires, 68 panel members were excused from serving on the jury.
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