Not surprised by that in all honesty. My take is he obviously ordered the outside gates to be opened to prevent a crush developing outside, but he failed to close off the tunnel to the central pens which were already packed. It’s probably gross negligence or something like that I’d have thoughtDuckenfield found not guilty for what happened at Hillsborough
That's what he was charged with and acquitted on (technically the charge was gross negligence manslaughter)It’s probably gross negligence or something like that I’d have thought
Yeah after I posted that I thought hang on gross negligence is a charge that leads to manslaughter - so obviously I’m a bit of a doughnut.
My guess is that the problem is with the wording on what constitutes "gross negligence"Would be interested to know how he got off that charge
The way that instruction is worded it seems like it has to be almost deliberate to meet the definitionFor negligence to be found to be 'gross', it must be, having regard to the foreseeable risk of death, so truly and exceptionally bad, so blameworthy, so reprehensible and so deserving of punishment, that it deserves to be marked by conviction of the serious crime of manslaughter.