In a verdict which has caused public outrage among the British people, the Chief of Police of Hillsborough was cleared of all manslaughter charges related to the Hillsborough tragedy.
The case dates back to 15 April, 1989, during a match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forrest at the Hillsborough stadium, in which 94 people died and two others later lost their lives due to the injuries they had sustained. The tragedy occurred when more people were admitted into one of the terraces than are usually permitted and as a result, Liverpool fans were crushed to death.
A further 766 people sustained injuries in the incident.
However, 30 years after the tragedy, the Courts found the Chief of Police not guilty of involuntary manslaughter due to negligence.