Former deputy chief constable in Hillsborough witness box today

Fomer SYP deputy chief constable Peter Haynes
Fomer SYP deputy chief constable Peter Haynes
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The former deputy chief constable of South Yorkshire Police is due to give evidence to the Hillsborough inquests today.

The hearings, in Birchwood Park, Warrington, are due to resume today after proceedings were called off last week due to juror illness.

Peter Hayes, who was deputy chief constable of the force in 1989, is scheduled to appear today and tomorrow.

The witnesses for Wednesday’s hearing have not yet been confirmed.

The court will break after Wednesday’s hearing for an Easter break, and will resume on Monday, April 20.

Last week the jury had been due to hear from former chief superintendents Terry Wain and Donald Denton, who were involved in gathering evidence from South Yorkshire Police officers after the disaster.

They will now be rescheduled to give evidence at a later date.