Retrial of Hillsborough match commander to open

The case against Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield is due to be opened today.

The retrial of the former police chief superintendent, who denies the gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final, began at Preston Crown Court on Monday.

One hundred potential jurors completed a questionnaire, which asked whether they supported Liverpool FC or had ever worked for the police, before a jury was selected and sworn in on Tuesday.

Richard Matthews QC, prosecuting, will open the case against the 75-year-old on Thursday morning.
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