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  • Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 20, 1989

    Hillsborough events

    Hillsborough was accepted as the FA Cup semi-final venue

    Hillsborough Stadium, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 20, 1989

    Meanwhile, Hillsborough was accepted as the FA Cup semi-final venue on 20 March 1989 by the Football Association.




  • England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 27, 1989

    Hillsborough events

    Chief Superintendent Mole himself was to be transferred to the Barnsley division

    England, United Kingdom
    Monday Mar 27, 1989

    Police presence at the previous year's FA Cup semi-final (also between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest and also at Hillsborough Stadium) had been overseen by Chief Superintendent Brian L. Mole. Mole had supervised numerous police deployments at the stadium in the past. In October 1988 a probationary PC in Mole's F division, South Yorkshire was handcuffed, photographed, and stripped by fellow officers in a fake robbery, as a hazing prank. Four officers resigned and seven were disciplined over the incident. Chief Superintendent Mole himself was to be transferred to the Barnsley division for "career development reasons". The transfer was to be done with immediate effect on 27 March 1989.




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