In White & Others v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police & Others the House of Lords dismisses the claims of five police officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the Hillsborough stadium disaster.
In Peter Nobes, the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Lynne Schofield, the Court of Appeal has upheld damages of £151,000 awarded to a former police officer who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder when a colleague fired a gun unexpectedly at close range.
In Hunter v British Coal and Cementation Mining Company, the Court of Appeal dismisses a claim by a worker who suffered depression following the death of a colleague in an accident which he believed he had caused.
In Frost and others v the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and others, the Court of Appeal rules that four police officers on duty at the Hillsborough football stadium during the 1989 disaster were "primary" or "direct" victims, even though they were not based in the pens in which the fatalities occurred.
In Frost and others v the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire and others, the High Court holds that six police officers are not entitled to damages for psychiatric damage caused by the Hillsborough disaster.
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