Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield has post-traumatic stress disorder and will not give evidence at his retrial Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield will not give evidence in his retrial as he has post-traumatic stress disorder. The defence case in the trial of the retired 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 Wednesday afternoon. Benjamin Myers QC, defending Duckenfield, 75, said he would not be called to give evidence as his medical condition makes it ‘undesirable’. Judge Sir Peter Openshaw told the jury: ‘It is his right not to give evidence. As I told you earlier in the trial, he has post-traumatic stress disorder. ‘In the circumstances, his medical condition makes it undesirable for him to give evidence.’ He directed jurors not to draw any inference against Duckenfield because of the decision. Earlier on Wednesday, the court was told Duckenfield had been interviewed under caution by officers from the investigation Operation Resolve in June 2017 and gave a prepared statement. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Boris Johnson says Brexit must happen for the ‘good of our… Primary school head will teach pupils as young… Read full this story
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