Former policeman in charge of 1989 FA Cup semi-final is being retried for manslaughter

The manslaughter retrial of the former South Yorkshire police officer in charge of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough has heard that he previously admitted lying “in the immediate aftermath” about the cause of the crush that killed 96 people.

David Duckenfield, who was the chief superintendent in charge of the game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, told FA officials at 3.15pm that “a gate had been forced and there had been an inrush of Liverpool supporters that had caused casualties,” the court heard.

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