Former Hammonds partner charged with intent to pervert the course of justice in wake of Hillsborough disaster

Peter Metcalf, who advised the South Yorkshire Police, is among six individuals charged with criminal offences relating to the Hillsborough tragedy

Former Hammonds partner Peter Metcalf, the lawyer who acted for the South Yorkshire Police in the wake of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster, has been charged with intent to pervert the course of public justice.

He is one of six individuals charged with criminal offences today (28 June) by the Crown Prosecution Service, including David Duckenfield, the match commander for South Yorkshire Police on the day of the disaster, and Donald Denton, the former chief superintendent of South Yorkshire Police.

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