UK: Hillsborough accused plead not guilty at court

Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield pleaded not guilty to the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster in a pre-trial hearing from Preston Crown Court on Monday. Appearing via videolink, the former chief superintendent spoke only to confirm his name and enter his plea. All of the 95 names were read out to him as he was being... Еще charged. Former Sheffield Wednesday club secretary Graham Mackrell, who was spotted leaving the court, also pleaded not guilty to violating health and safety rules. The 1989 FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest ended in tragedy when 96 Liverpool fans were fatally injured in a crush. Under the laws at the time, there can be no prosecution for the 96th victim, as he died more than a year and a day after sustaining his injuries.

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