Three factors led to Hillsborough ‘danger’

Miscalculating the safe crowd capacity, failure to monitor the number of people in pens and the build-up of spectators at turnstiles all led to danger for the supporters at Hillsborough, the new inquests heard.

Mr Mansfield put what he called ‘three short propositions’ to stadium expert John Cutlack, a structural engineer, at the hearing in Warrington.

Mr Cutlack has been instructed by the coroner, Lord Justice Goldring, to give his expert opinion following weeks of evidence from witnesses from Sheffield Wednesday, fire, police and the local authority, responsible for safety on the day.

 

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