Indeed a very tough day for the families but the trial has run its course, all the evidence and argument has been set out and the jury has delivered a verdict. Hard to believe any further charges will be brought now or that new and compelling evidence can be presented to the Court of Appeal to quash the acquittal and order yet another trialOver 30 years ago now.
Will this be the last court case about that day & closure for the victims families ?
Very difficult for relatives who lost family members that day.
I think the difference is that the inquest jury found the 96 (or 95 in law I think) were unlawfully killed by a series of mistakes by multiple people. This criminal case (which has a higher bar of proof) was only against one person whose defence was that he wasn't solely to blame even though he admitted to mistakes in opening the gates but not closing the central pens which were full.The decision of the trial jury differs markedly from the inquest jury based presumably on the same evidence so the families are understandably perplexed as well as angry and upset.
The only winners are the Barristers & Lawyers.He may not be solely to blame but he is partly to blame and thus should have been sentenced accordingly. Joke of a legal system once again IMO. People died unlawfully on that day and one or more people were responsible for ensuring that didn't happen and they failed and should be brought to book.
The British legal system is like bloody Brexit. Takes years and years and ends up not delivering what should have been.