David Duckenfield gets £7.6m to pay for legal bills

David Duckenfield headed the security operation at Hillsborough, where 96 died Wanted help to fight a bid to lift 'stay of prosecution' for manslaughter charges But South Yorkshire's Police Commissioner Dr Allan Billings turned request down

By Rory Tingle For Mailonline

Published: 16:59 GMT, 24 November 2017 | Updated: 16:59 GMT, 24 November 2017

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Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, pictured outside the Hillsborough Inquiry in Warrington, headed the security operation in 1989 when 96 fans were crushed to death on the terraces

Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, pictured outside the Hillsborough Inquiry in Warrington, headed the security operation in 1989 when 96 fans were crushed to death on the terraces

The police chief in charge at Hillsborough has received £7.6m in legal aid, it can be revealed, as he lost his latest bid for more money to fight manslaughter charges.

Former Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield headed the security operation at Hillsborough in 1989 when 96 fans were crushed to death on the terraces.

The retired police officer is facing charges of manslaughter by gross negligence of 95 people.

He applied to South Yorkshire Police for financial assistance to help him fight the Crown Prosecution Service's application to lift a 'stay of prosecution'.

But South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings turned down the

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