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" Battle of Orgreave" campaigners call for public inquiry

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.

Police and miners clash in the Credit: ITV Yorkshire


Orgreave: South Yorkshire police already referred to IPCC

South Yorkshire Police has already referred itself to the Police Complaints Commission over its involvement in the "Battle of Orgreave".

But they say any inquiry would take some time because of how long ago the events took place.

Fighting broke out between miners and police at Orgreave Colliery during the miners' strike in 1984.

Campaign group claim police "falsified" accounts of "Battle of Orgreave"

The scene at the so-called "Battle of Orgreave"

A campaign group which is demanding a public inquiry into how police dealt with miners in Orgreave meets tonight.

The 'Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign' will meet in Rotherham tonight.

The group has accused South Yorkshire Police of falsifying witness statements relating to the so-called Battle of Orgreave during the miners' strike.

The group was set up in December and members claim police falsified official accounts about what happened on the day - when fighting broke out between miners and police at Orgreave Colliery during the miners strike in 1984.