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Six to face criminal charges over Hillsborough disaster

Criminal charges over Hillsborough disaster

Six people are to face criminal charges over the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath - including former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, who faces 95 charges of manslaughter by gross negligence.

He was match commander on the day of the disaster in which 96 Liverpool fans died.

The death of Tony Bland, from Keighley, was not included because of time limitations - he never awoke from a coma and died four years after the disaster in 1989 .

Former Chief Constable Norman Bettison is charged with four offences of misconduct in public office, in relation to 'alleged lies' about his involvement in the aftermath of Hillsborough and the culpability of fans.

Graham Mackrell, who was Sheffield Wednesday's safety officer at the time, faces three health and safety offences.

Peter Metcalf, who was solicitor for South Yorkshire Police during the Taylor inquiry and first inquests is charged with intent to pervert the course of public justice.

Former Chief Superintendent Donald Denton and former Detective Chief Inspector Alan Foster face charges of intent to pervert the course of justice, involving making changes to witness statements.

All the defendants, apart from David Duckenfield, will appear at Warrington Magistrates Court on August 9th.

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