THE case against the Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield is “breathtakingly unfair”, a court heard yesterday.
His barrister said that Duckenfield, the match commander at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final where 96 fans died in a crush, was being blamed for the failings of others.
A court has heard that the case against Hillsborough police chief David Duckenfield is ‘breathtakingly unfair’ according to his barrister[/caption]
In his closing speech Benjamin Myers said his client was not responsible for a reduction in police numbers at the game.
And he said Duckenfield should not be blamed for safety flaws at the Sheffield Wednesday ground.
MOST READ IN NEWS
Mr Myers told the jury: “You are being invited to give him responsibility for incompetence on the part of others.”
Duckenfield, 74, denies manslaughter by gross negligence. Graham Mackrell, 69, denies a health and safety charge.
The Preston crown court trial continues.
- GOT a story? RING The Sun on 0207 782 4104 or WHATSAPP on 07423720250 or EMAIL email@example.com