Owen Smith has called for a full public inquiry into the so-called Battle of Orgreave during the miners strike in the 1980sRead the full story ›
The Government has been accused of trying to shunt a proposed inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave "into the long grass".Read the full story ›
Home Secretary Amber Rudd will meet with campaigners from the Orgeave Truth and Justice Campaign (OTJC) after the summer recess, as calls grow for a public inquiry into the incident.
Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham raised an urgent question with the new home secretary in the Commons earlier today as he demanded 'justice' for the campaigners.
However Ms Rudd said she will not be rushed into a decision but will consider it over the summer.
Earlier, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also called for an inquiry into the Battle of Orgreave in Prime Minister Theresa May's first PMQs.
Thousands of miners and police officers clashed at the Orgreave coking plant near Rotherham in June 1984.
The police watchdog had been considering publishing an unredacted version of a report showing apparent links with HillsboroughRead the full story ›
The Interim Chief Constable for South Yorkshire Police, Dave Jones, says he would welcome an 'an appropriate independent assessment' of Orgreave, in light of the Hillsborough Inquests.
“The Hillsborough Inquests have brought into sharp focus the need to understand and confront the past and give people the opportunity to explore the circumstances of such significant events.
“I would therefore welcome an appropriate independent assessment of Orgreave accepting that the way in which this is delivered is a matter for the Home Secretary.”
Critics of police action at Orgreave have called on the interim chief constable of South Yorkshire Police to open up the force's archives.Read the full story ›
Everything you need to know about the most violent day of the miners' strike.Read the full story ›
The Home Secretary is considering an inquiry into police actions in the 'Battle of Orgreave' during the miners' strike in the 1984.Read the full story ›
Campaigners calling for a full public inquiry into allegations of violent policing at Orgeave during the 1984 Miners Strike will stage demonstration today outside the headquarters of the Independent Police Complainst Commission in London.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission has asked all police forces in England and Wales to conduct searches of their archives to identify and provide any documentation they have relating to events at the Orgreave Coking Plant in 1984.