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Hillsborough retrial: Names of 95 Liverpool fans read out

The names of 95 Liverpool fans who died at Hillsborough have been read out in court as the jury was sworn in at the retrial of David Duckenfield.

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There was silence in the jury box and the public gallery as the courtroom listened to the list of names.

Mr Duckenfield, who was match commander at the FA Cup semi final in 1989, denies gross negligence manslaughter of 95 men, women and children.

The 96th victim, Tony Bland, is not included because he died four years later - outside the time limit for this offence.

The 75-year-old sat in the well of the court wearing a suit and blue tie. His wife, Ann, was in the public gallery, as were about eight relatives of victims.

Fourteen people, 12 to make up the jury and two additional jurors who will sit through the opening, were selected from a panel of 30 at Preston Crown Court.

The prosecution will open its case on Thursday.

Hillsborough: Jury in David Duckenfield retrial sworn in

The jury in the retrial of former Hillsborough match commander David Duckenfield has been sworn in.

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Nine women and five men have been selected for an initial panel of fourteen.

The names of the deceased were read out at Preston Crown Court.

Mr Duckenfield, 75, denies gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans.

Ninety-six Liverpool fans died in the crush on the Leppings Lane terrace of Sheffield Wednesday's ground at the FA Cup semi-final with Nottingham Forest on 15 April, 1989.

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Under the law at the time, there can be no prosecution for the death of the 96th victim, Tony Bland, because he died more than a year and a day after his injuries were caused.

The prosecution is expected to open its case against him later this week.

The trial is expected to last up to seven weeks.

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Man's body found by dog walkers near golf course

A man's body has been discovered near Liverpool Municipal Golf Club in Fazakerley.

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Merseyside Police confirmed an investigation was under way following the discovery on Tuesday evening.

Emergency services were called at about 17:40 BST by people walking their dogs on the field off Valley Road.

The death is being treated as unexplained rather than suspicious, police said.