South Yorkshire Police: Orgreave and Hillsborough officers linked

South Yorkshire Police: Orgreave and Hillsborough officers linked

Senior officers and a solicitor who were involved in the South Yorkshire Police response to Hillsborough and the so-called Battle of Orgreave can be named for the first time.

Peter Metcalf was involved in defending the force against unlawful arrest claims after the 1984 Orgreave clash.

He also played a key role in reviewing statements after Hillsborough.

Deputy Chief Constable Peter Hayes and Assistant Chief Constable Walter Jackson were involved in both cases.

The officers, who were involved in a review of the evidence after Orgreave and the aftermath of the Hillsborough disaster, have both denied any wrongdoing.

Mr Metcalf did not wish to comment on Orgreave when approached by the BBC.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-36302227

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