Ch Supt David Duckenfield failed to prepare thoroughly for FA Cup semi-final, court hears

The South Yorkshire police officer in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough, at which 96 people were killed, showed a “lack of leadership” and “poor decision-making,” the court hearing his prosecution for manslaughter has been told.

Ch Supt David Duckenfield failed to prepare thoroughly for the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, according to Douglas Hopkins, a former Metropolitan police football match commander at Arsenal’s Highbury ground, giving evidence for the prosecution.

Continue reading…

Read More Hillsborough disaster: police officer in charge showed ‘lack of leadership’

Facebook Comments