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Discussion in 'General LFC Discussion' started by liamo3, Mar 30, 2009.
Tick tock DD.
Will it really make it to trial I wonder superfan? Whst age is he now?
All charges agaisnt bettison have been dropped
Please remember that everyone needs to be careful about what they post anywhere about the cases
Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield will face trial for manslaughter - after an application to halt his prosecution was rejected.
The former South Yorkshire Police chief superintendent is charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 Liverpool fans who died in the disaster at the FA Cup semi-final on 15 April 1989.
Ben Myers QC, defending Mr Duckenfield, made an application to stay the prosecution at Preston Crown Court in England today, but it was refused by judge Peter Openshaw.
Mr Duckenfield, 73, is due to stand trial on 14 January next year alongside former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, 68, who is charged with an offence involving the stadium safety certificate and a health and safety offence.
He faces 95 charges of gross negligence manslaughter following the crush in the terrace pens at the Leppings Lane end of Sheffield Wednesday's ground at the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.
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.
Earlier this year, the Crown Prosecution Service successfully applied to lift a historical stay - halting further legal proceedings - on Mr Duckenfield which was put in place in 2000.
Three other defendants - retired police officers Donald Denton, 80, and Alan Foster, 71, and retired solicitor Peter Metcalf, 68, who acted for South Yorkshire Police following the 1989 disaster - are scheduled to go on trial in January 2019 charged with committing acts intended to pervert the course of justice.
Trials are starting tomorrow
So please remember to be careful about making any comments on the internet about proceedings
Or what you might think
Keeping an eye on this page each day for updates from the Jury deliberations
Aware that everyone is keeping silent and not commenting. Though with the HJC shop gone they are still fundraising and working in the background I presume or can anyone answer me that question even by PM?
From listening to some people in Liverpool
It seems that nothing meaningfull is going to come of the trial
Hmmm - thinking that myself
Judge will now accept majority decision of 10 of the jury.
That doesn't bode well I'm thinking
The jury in the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield over the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts at Preston Crown Court.
Mr Duckenfield, 74, denied the gross negligence manslaughter of the fans who died in the disaster at the FA Cup semi-final on 15 April 1989.
The incident saw 96 men, women and children die in a fatal crush on the Leppings Lane terrace.
Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after the disaster.
The retired chief superintendent was standing trial alongside former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, who denied failing to discharge his duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
It was alleged Mr Mackrell, 69, failed to take care as safety officer particularly in respect of ensuring turnstiles were of such number to admit fans at a rate where there were no unduly large crowds waiting for admission.
Mr Duckenfield, who was promoted to the role less than three weeks before the disaster, gave the order to open exit gates to the ground after crowds built up outside.
More than 2,000 fans entered the ground after the gate was opened, with many making their way down the tunnel to the central pens of the terrace, where the fatal crush happened.
Predictable going on reports from the last few days unfortunately.
Doubtful if there will be a re-trial.
Prosecutor has said they will look for a retrial
Defence must have made a good case. Like with everything, while there can't be closure for the grief ,closure around what happened and why is still very important to the families. Hopefully its sorted soon.
The LFCTV channel wasn't showing anything a few times I checked this evening. On the screen, there was a "Hillsborough, Never Forgotten" graph, and info to read more about the trial on www.LiverpoolFC.com .
Monday April 15 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives.
Although there will not be a public memorial service at Anfield this year, the club will open the Kop between 1pm and 4pm on the day of the anniversary for those who would like to sit for a period of reflection. Please note, there will be no activity inside the stadium.
Those who would like to attend will need a ticket in advance.
Tickets can be obtained free of charge, by applying online, calling the booking line on 0151 264 2500 or visiting the ticket office at Anfield.
In the interests of safety, and to plan accordingly, all tickets must be obtained no later than 5pm on Friday April 12, 2019.