Former Salford University journalism student Grace Mailey has been working with BBC Radio Merseyside to create a series of podcasts exploring the Hillsborough disaster.

The 1989 disaster caused the death of 96 football fans at an FA Cup football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest, as well as a further 766 injuries which were the result of a fatal crush. It remains the biggest sporting disaster in British history.

Mailey’s podcast aims to take listeners through the full story.

Families of victims have spent years appealing for answers, after the myth that it was the fault of fans, which was reported in many UK newspapers during the aftermath based on misinformation provided by the police.

The match commander who was on duty on the day of the tragedy, David Duckenfield, now 75, was cleared this week of gross negligence manslaughter after a jury at Preston Crown Court found him not guilty.

The outcome of the court case was subject to both support and criticism, with some believing that one person should not be held responsible for the whole disaster.

The first few episodes of the podcast series have been broadcast and can be listened to here



Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *