Battle of Orgreave: MPs call for independent review of South Yorkshire Police’s files

MPs have called for hundreds of unreleased files about the so-called Battle of Orgreave during the 1984 Miners’ Strike to be independently reviewed.

*The Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee says it has discovered that South Yorkshire Police (SYP) holds 94 boxes of material about the clashes outside the Rotherham coking plant, which is the best known flashpoint of the bitter dispute.

*Committee chair Yvette Cooper has written to Home Secretary Amber Rudd asking her to set up an independent review of the extensive archive held by the force. Ms Cooper said: “Coalfield communities need to know the truth about what happened at Orgreave.

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