At previous semi-final police checked for tickets outside stadium, supporter tells court

The lethal crush in the central “pens” of the Leppings Lane terrace at Hillsborough in 1989, in which 96 people were killed, was like a “waterfall”, a “human cascade”, a Liverpool supporter who helped injured and dying people has recalled.

Frederick Eccleston, who was 55 when he went to support Liverpool against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup semi-final at Sheffield Wednesday’s stadium, said he was a nurse manager with Wirral Health Authority who gave first aid and tried to resuscitate people pulled out of the crush.

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