On 29th November, David Duckenfield was found not guilty on 95 counts of manslaughter by gross negligence in connection with the 15th April 1989 Hillsborough football stadium tragedy. As of 2019, Hillsborough remains the worst disaster in British sporting history, and the most severe loss of life on UK soil since World War II. In all, 96 people died – of whom 38 were under the age of 20 – and 766 were injured. Duckenfield was the match commander that fateful day, and had ordered ‘Gate C’ to be opened, allowing over 2,000 fans unsupervised access to the already full central terrace behind one of the goals, producing a cataclysmic, fatal crush – under questioning at an inquest hearing 17th March 2015, he acknowledged this decision, and his subsequent failure to close off the tunnel leading to the central pens “was the direct cause of the deaths of 96 people”. Given such an incriminating prior admission, among a great many other things, survivors of the disaster, and the friends and families of those who lost their lives that day, were doubtless outraged by the acquittal, they surely weren’t overly surprised. — Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) April 15, 2019 Just 23-years-old, he… Read full this story
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