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Hillsborough trial put on hold after juror sent to hospital

Mr Duckenfield is on trial for the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans. Credit: PA Images

The summing up in the trial of Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield has been adjourned after a juror was taken to hospital.

The case at Preston Crown Court was adjourned on Friday afternoon, midway through judge Sir Peter Openshaw's summing up of the six-week trial.

He told the nine remaining jurors: "One of your number is not well.

"As a precaution, an ambulance has been sent to take her to hospital.

"I think the better course is to wait and see if she is all right on Monday morning."

Two jurors in the case have already been discharged.

Duckenfield, 75, denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters who died after a crush on the terrace at the FA Cup semi-final on April 15 1989.

Ninety-six men, women and children died in the disaster but, under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused