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Hillsborough disaster suspects due in court for first time

Clockwise from top left: Donald Denton, Peter Metcalf, Alan Foster, David Duckenfield, Graham Mackrell and Sir Norman Bettison

Five men charged over the Hillsborough disaster are due to appear in court today.

Three former South Yorkshire Police officers – Sir Norman Bettison, Donald Denton and Alan Foster – as well as force solicitor Peter Metcalf are charged with perverting the course of justice.

Former Sheffield Wednesday secretary Graham Mackrell is charged with three health and safety and safety offences.

They will appear before magistrates in Warrington later.

David Duckenfield, who was the match commander on the day of the disaster in 1989, 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, but will not appear in court today.