Match commander was ‘worn down’ when he made comments at 2014-16 inquests, defence barrister says

The admissions of failure made in 2015 by the man who was match commander during the Hillsborough disaster, which claimed 96 lives, should be dismissed, his barrister has told his trial for manslaughter.

Benjamin Myers QC, defending, said the admissions David Duckenfield made at the 2014-16 inquests in Warrington, which included answers he gave to his own barrister, John Beggs QC, were made after he was “bombarded with questions” for days.

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