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Traumatised off-duty nurse's fear was reasonable

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    McBride v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police 28 January 2000 HC (0 other reports)

In McBride v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, the High Court rules that an off-duty nurse who helped those injured and dying in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster is entitled to compensation for the psychiatric illness resulting from witnessing the horrors of that day. The court accepted that her fear for her own safety as a rescuer was reasonable.