Six face charges over Hillsborough football stadium disaster

Candles adorn the steps of Liverpool's St Georges Hall on April 26, 2016, in remembrance of 96 Liverpool football fans who died in the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

Warrington (CNN)Britain's Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed that it has charged six people with criminal offenses over the 1989 Hillsborough disaster in which 96 supporters of Liverpool football club lost their lives.

A former senior police officer, David Duckenfield, will face manslaughter charges over 95 of the 96 deaths.
The decision, which comes 28 years after the tragedy, follows last year's inquests which found that those who died were unlawfully killed.