Campaigners demand Hillsborough-style inquiry on Battle of Orgreave
Campaigners will today hand over a detailed dossier to Home Secretary Theresa May urging her to set up a full public inquiry or a Hillsborough-style ‘independent panel’ into the events of the infamous 1984 Battle of Orgreave.
Members of the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) will present a legal submission with testimonial from miners and their families involved in the clashes between striking pit workers and South Yorkshire Police.
‘Battle of Orgreave’: Legal submission for public inquiry
Legal papers demanding a public inquiry into police conduct during violent clashes of the 1984-5 miners’ strike are due to be handed to the government.
About 10,000 strikers and 5,000 South Yorkshire Police officers were involved in what became known as the “Battle of Orgreave” in June 1984.
Campaigners said they were handing the legal submission to Home Secretary Theresa May at about 13:00 GMT.