Hillsborough police commander enters not guilty plea

PRESTON, England (AP) — The man who was in control of police operations at the Hillsborough Stadium tragedy in 1989 has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter by gross negligence.

David Duckenfield appeared via video link at Preston Crown Court in northern England on Monday. The charge was put to him as the names of the 95 men, women and children who died in the crush were read out.

Duckenfield was match commander for the game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup semifinals in April 1989.

Ninety-six people — all Liverpool fans — died in Britain’s worst sports disaster. Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, because he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused.

A provisional date for Duckenfield’s trial has been set for Jan. 14.

___

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/tag/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
57°
Menomonie
58°
Chetek
57°
Durand
59°
Ladysmith
56°
Neillsville
55°
Rice Lake
56°
New Richmond
Black River Falls
59°
Medford
54°
River Falls
Duluth
54°
Green Bay
58°
La Crosse
59°
Madison
57°
Milwaukee
60°
Twin Cities
57°
Weather Outlook: Friday’s wind brought chilly fall air into Wisconsin

Weather Outlook: Friday’s wind brought chilly fall air into Wisconsin

Expect a cold Saturday morning with patchy frost on the ground. In fact, there is a Frost Advisory in effect

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content