RefNoPOL/22
TitlePrivate Prosecution of Duckenfield and Murray
DescriptionOn 13 July 1998 Ann Adlington, solicitor representing the Hillsborough Family Support Group, sought a Private Prosecution against Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield and Superintendent Bernard Murray. The case was heard at Leeds Magistrates Court, before being committed to Leeds Crown Court. This was following the Director of Public Prosecutions ruling that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield and Superintendent Bernard Murray and both men had retired on ill-health grounds thus ending the disciplinary case against them. The charges accused Duckenfield and Murray of manslaughter of John Anderson and James Aspinall and "wilful neglect to perform a public duty"; Duckenfield was also accused of attempting to pervert the course of justice. The case concluded in 2000, Bernard Murray was acquitted and the jury was discharged without reaching a verdict on Duckenfield.

This series contains papers relating to this prosecution. South Yorkshire Police provided information for both the defence and prosecution. POL/22/1 contains correspondence relating to the disclosure of documents to the Prosecution. POL/22/2 contains correspondence relating to the disclosure of documents to the Defence. POL/22/3 contains correspondence from [Police Complaint Authority] regarding the disciplinary charges against Chief Superintendent Duckenfield and Superintendent Murray. POL/22/4 contains papers relating to the request, by South Yorkshire Police?, for a Judicial Review, following the decision of the Director of Public Prosecution not to exercise his power to take over and discontinue the Private Prosecution. POL/22/5 consists of correspondence files.
Date1989 - 2000
Extent29 items
AccessStatusRestricted
LevelSeries
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