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Case against the Hillsborough police chief is ‘breathtakingly unfair’, court hears

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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
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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.


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.

Duckenfield is on trial for gross negligence
Duckenfield denies manslaughter by gross negligence

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