The match commander in charge during the Hillsborough disaster, who lives in Dorset, has arrived in court again today ahead of his manslaughter trial.
Former Ch Supt David Duckenfield, who lives in Ferndown, pleaded not guilty to the gross negligence and manslaughter of 95 Liverpool supporters who died during an FA Cup tie on 15 April 1989.
Under the law that was in place at the time, Mr Duckenfield couldn’t be prosecuted for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, as he had died more than a year and a day after his injuries were sustained.
Family members of those who died at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground are expected to attend the hearing, which will take place at Preston Crown Court.
It is the first time a prosecution has been brought under the 1975 Safety of Sport Grounds Act.
The trials of Mr Duckenfield and Graham Mackrell, the former Sheffield Wednesday designated safety officer, is expected to run for several months.
Ninety-six men, women and children died in the crush in pens at the Leppings Lane end of the Sheffield Wednesday ground at the match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest.