Hills­bor­ough trial ver­dict fury


Evening Times - - NEWS - BY CARO­LINE WIL­SON

BE­REAVED fam­i­lies have branded the trial of Hills­bor­ough match com­man­der David Duck­en­field a “dis­grace” af­ter he was cleared of the gross neg­li­gence man­slaugh­ter of 95 Liver­pool fans who died at the 1989 FA Cup semi-fi­nal.

There were gasps as the seven women and three men on the jury at Pre­ston Crown Court re­turned its ver­dict yesterday, af­ter a trial which lasted more than six weeks.

OVER­STRETCHED nurs­ing staff work­ing in can­cer wards feel they are let­ting pa­tients down be­cause they have no time to of­fer emo­tional sup­port, a can­cer char­ity has warned.

Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port said was “heart­break­ing” to hear staff tell the char­ity they feel they are “let­ting pa­tients down.”

New fig­ures show the num­ber of peo­ple liv­ing with a di­ag­no­sis of can­cer in Scot­land has soared to nearly 250,000, an es­ti­mated 15% in­crease from 2015, when 220,000 peo­ple were liv­ing with the ill­ness or its af­ter­math.

Ash­ley Smith, 30, from Glas­gow, had to stay in hospi­tal for five days at a time when she was go­ing through treat­ment for NonHodgkin’s Lym­phoma last year and says there was no-one around when she “crum­bled emo­tion­ally.”

She said: “The nurses re­ally try their best, but they don’t have any time. They’re great on the med­i­cal

Jan­ice Pre­ston, of Macmil­lan in Scot­land, said staff are strug­gling

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