Hillsborough: criminal charges brought against six people

Hillsborough: criminal charges brought against six people

96 people died due to the Hillsborough disaster

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Crown Prosecution Service has said six people will be charged with offences relating to the Hillsborough disaster.

This includes Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield and former chief constable Sir Norman Bettison.

Head of the special crime and counter-terrorism division, Sue Hemming, said Duckenfield has been charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 of the 96 Liverpool FC fans who died at the FA Cup semi-final in 1989.

She also said Bettison is accused of four counts of misconduct in public office.

Former South Yorkshire Police officers Donald Denton and Alan Foster, as well as force solicitor Peter Metcalf, are charged with committing acts with intent to pervert the course of justice.

Former Sheffield Wednesday secretary Graham Mackrell is charged with three offences relating to health and safety at sports grounds.