Ex-Hammonds partner to face January trial over allegations of Hillsborough disaster cover-up

Lawyer who reviewed police statements after football stadium tragedy to face trial in January 2019 after judge declines to stay prosecution

Former Hammonds partner Peter Metcalf, the lawyer who acted for the South Yorkshire Police in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster, will face trial next January after a judge declined to stay his prosecution over charges of intent to pervert the course of public justice.

Metcalf was charged last year over his role reviewing accounts written by police officers at the 1989 tragedy at the Sheffield football stadium, which resulted in the deaths of 96 people.

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