Former Match Commander David Duckenfield has refused to give evidence at his own trial at Preston Crown Court.
Duckenfield, in his role as a ‘match commander’, oversaw policing during the Hillsborough tragedy that saw 95 football fans lose their lives.
Overcrowding at a semifinal FA Cup game between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest played in Sheffield, caused dangerous conditions to fans.
During a mass crush, fans at the front of the crowd pilled on to the football pitch as more fans were allowed into the now illegal standing zones.
The BBC reported, ‘Starting the defence case, Benjamin Myers QC, told the jury at Preston Crown Court: “We don’t call Mr Duckenfield to give evidence.”
Duckenfield denies all charges against him, alongside his co-defendant Graham Mackrell who was Sheffield Wednesday’s club secretary.