Six people face criminal charges over Hillsborough football disaster

Criminal charges have been brought against six people over the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster in the UK which claimed the lives of 96 fans.

It remains the country’s worst sporting disaster, Euronews writes.

“I have decided that there is sufficient evidence to charge six individuals with criminal offences,” said Sue Hemming, head of the special crime and counter-terrorism division at the Crown
Prosecution Service, in a statement.

David Duckenfield, a former senior police officer who was in charge of police operations at Hillsborough on the day of the disaster, was charged with the manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 men, women and children, Hemming said. He was not charged over the death of the 96th casualty, who died four years after the disaster, because of legal time limits that were in force at the time.

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