Former Chief Superintendent of South Yorkshire Police, David Duckenfield, officer in charge on the day of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, faces 95 charges of manslaughter. Five other senior figures are to be prosecuted over the 96 deaths and the alleged police cover-up that followed. No manslaughter case is to brought regarding the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he died four years later after his life support was switched off. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Live presenters, staff and volunteers wearing their red carnations to pay tribute to those who lost their lives in the Hillsborough disaster
Sheffield Live! 93.2 fm partnered with MagHull Community Radio in North Liverpool today to remember those who were affected by the Hillsborough Disaster.
David Hughes, one of the volunteers at Maghull community radio came up with the idea to wear a red carnation as way of paying tribute to those who lost their lives on that day, twenty-five years ago today.
“It’s a personal way of showing you remember. There are lots of big events and big organisations that do things,” said David, “but this is personal. It is your own way of showing you remember.”
Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM was contacted by David to see if staff would be willing to wear a red carnation on the day. Sangita Basudev, chief executive of Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM said “This is an important time to show our solidarity with the people of Liverpool. 96 people lost their lives, 766 were physically injured on the day and countless others were affected.” Sangita added “It is important that a community radio station in Liverpool and one in Sheffield will stand together today to remember.”
Sheffield Live! 93.2 FM held a minute’s silence at 15:06 today.