Orgreave files ‘to be made public’ in first half of 2017

Files relating to the so-called Battle of Orgreave are expected to be made public in 2017, it has been revealed.

In a letter to the Home Affairs Select Committee, the home secretary said 30 files relating to the UK miners’ strike would be sent to the National Archives.

The subject titles show that at least one file relates directly to Orgreave.

In October, Home Secretary Amber Rudd ruled out an inquiry into the clashes between miners and police at the Yorkshire coking site in 1984.

Campaigners have said officers led by South Yorkshire Police were heavy-handed and manufactured statements.

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Battle of Orgreave files to be released by Home Office

Home Office files concerning events at the Battle of Orgreave are due to be released next year among a cache of records relating to the 1984 miners’ strike.

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