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Traumatised Hillsborough police officers fail proximity damages test

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    Frost and others v the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire and others The Times 3 July 1995 HC (0 other reports)

In Frost and others v the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and others, the High Court holds that six police officers are not entitled to damages for psychiatric damage caused by the Hillsborough disaster. They are not owed a duty of care because they fail to satisfy the "proximity" criteria required of secondary victims in psychiatric claims, ie most of them did not fall into an appropriate class of persons - in this case rescuers - and none had been sufficiently close in time and space to the disaster.