Jurors have been told they can return a majority decision on whether the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed.
The jury of six women and three men have been deliberating since 6 April after hearing evidence for two years.
They must agree with a majority of seven whether supporters were unlawfully killed in 1989 as part of a 14-section questionnaire.
The jury has reached unanimous conclusions for 13 of the questions.
The coroner Sir John Goldring said he would accept a majority decision at the hearing in Warrington, Cheshire, earlier.
Question six asks whether the 96 were unlawfully killed.
To answer yes to that question, jurors must be “sure” that Ch Supt David Duckenfield, who was in overall command of the police operation, was “responsible for the manslaughter by gross negligence” of those who died.
When jurors reach their decision, it is understood the court will adjourn until the following day when the conclusions will be delivered.
Ninety-six fans died as a result of a crush on the terraces occupied by Liverpool supporters attending the FA Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest on 15 April 1989.
What’s wrong with the BBC? This entry passed through the Full-Text RSS service – if this is your content and you’re reading it …read more
Source:: BBC UK