LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Friday, April 15, 2011: Floral tributes left at the eternal flame at the Memorial Service to remember the 96 victims of the Hillsborough Stadium Disaster in 1989. (Photo by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Hillsborough: 6 people to be charged, David Duckenfield facing manslaughter charges

The Crown Prosecution Service has announced that six people will face charges over the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

Charges have been authorised against:

David Duckenfield, who was the Match Commander for South Yorkshire Police on the day of the disaster

Graham Henry Mackrell, who was Sheffield Wednesday Football Club’s company secretary and safety officer at the time of the disaster in 1989

Peter Metcalf, the solicitor acting for the South Yorkshire Police during the Taylor Inquiry and the first inquests

Former Chief Superintendent Donald Denton of South Yorkshire Police

Former Detective Chief Inspector Alan Foster of South Yorkshire Police

Norman Bettison, a former officer with South Yorkshire Police and subsequently Chief Constable of Merseyside and West Yorkshire Police