The jury in the trial of Hillsborough game commander David Duckenfield has retired to consider its verdicts.

The six men and six women in the prosecution have been sent out after a trial in Preston Crown Court lasting 10 weeks.

Former Ch Supt Duckenfield,” 74, simplifies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 fans at the FA Cup semi-final in Sheffield on 15 April 1989.

The jury has heard that 9-6 men, women and children died as a consequence of a fatal crush in the Leppings Lane terrace.

Under regulations at the time, there might be no prosecution for its 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he expired over a year and a day following the tragedy.

‘Dispassionate and goal’

Jurors heard that former South Yorkshire officer Mr Duckenfield, currently of Ferndown in Dorsetgave the order to start open depart gates into the ground afterwards ences constructed outside.

More than 2000 fans entered the bottom after the gate had been opened, together with many making their way down a tunnel to the fundamental pens of their terrace, at which the fatal smash happened.

The prosecution allege Mr Mackrell, 6-9, in his position as Sheffield Wednesday’s safety officer failed to make sure that there were enough turnstiles to admit buffs at a speed where there weren’t any unduly large ences out.

The court has heard there have been seven turnstiles for its 10,100 fans with standing tickets for the game against Nottingham Forest.

In his summing up on Friday,” Judge Sir Peter Openshaw told members of the prosecution to be”dispassionate” and”objective” as they attempt to deliver verdicts.

Addressing the a dozen men and women, he urged them to put their”emotions and sympathies” when reviewing evidence.


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