Thursday, April 28, 2016

Hillsborough verdict could lead to Orgreave public inquiry finally being heard

The Hillsborough inquest verdict is to lead to a fresh drive for a public inquiry into the ‘Battle of Orgreave’.

The notorious clash between officers led by South Yorkshire Police and striking miners saw 95 men, including four from Durham, falsely accused of offences including riot.

And it was the same force in charge of the 1989 FA Cup semi final which resulted in the deaths of 96 Liverpool fans whose officers fabricated evidence while the man in charge, David Duckenfield, by his own admission lied about who was to blame.

Durham Miners Association secretary Dave Hopper said: “There wouldn’t have been a Hillsborough without Orgreave.

“What happened at Orgreave meant South Yorkshire Police thought they were a law unto themselves and could get away with anything.”

Last December the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign group presented an 85-page legal submission to Home Secretary Theresa May detailing the case for a public inquiry. Her response was expected last month but has not been given yet.  (more...)

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