R v Mackrell

Sentence – Health and safety offence. The defendant would be fined £6,500 following his conviction for an offence contrary to s 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, of failing to take reasonable care, as the safety officer, in respect of the arrangements for admission to the Hillsborough Stadium. The Preston Crown Court found that the offence had been at least one of the direct causes of the crush at the turnstiles outside the grounds, but not a direct cause of the crush on the terraces inside the grounds, that had resulted in the death of 96 spectators and injury to many more.

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