Revealed: The links between Hillsborough and South Yorkshire Police’s 1984 Orgreave ‘cover-up’
Calls for a new inquiry into the 1984 Battle of Orgreave were growing tonight after previously censored documents revealed links between an alleged cover-up carried out by senior South Yorkshire Police officers at the time and the force’s actions five years later at Hillsborough.
Redacted sections of a watchdog’s report into clashes between police and striking miners reveal that the same senior officers and solicitor were involved both in the aftermath of Orgreave and of Britain’s worst sporting disaster in 1989.
Full Orgreave report could be released, says police watchdog
The police watchdog is considering releasing an unredacted version of its review of South Yorkshire Police’s handling of events at the so called “Battle of Orgreave” in 1984.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it was examining whether there were any remaining legal issues preventing its publication.
Thousands of striking miners and police clashed at Orgreave coking plant.
A redacted version of the report was published last year.
MPs and campaigners step up demand for answers over police actions at Orgreave and Hillsborough
CAMPAIGNERS and one of the region’s MPs have stepped up the call for clarity over police actions at the so-called Battle of Orgreave during the miners’ strike and their links to the Hillsborough disaster.
Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley, has written to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) demanding the full unredacted report into the events surrounding Orgreave be published.