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Tomlinson petitions No.10

Ricky Tomlinson will hand in a petition to Downing Street later calling for the release of government documents over a builders' strike which led to him being jailed. He claims the charges were politically motivated

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PICTURE: Ricky Tomlinson delivers petition to Downing Street

The actor, alongside fellow former pickets and union officials, at No.10 Credit: ITV

Ricky Tomlinson has handed in a 100,000 signature petition to Downing Street, calling for the quashing of his 40-year-old conviction over a builders' strike.

Tomlinson was among a number of former pickets, convicted over their actions during the dispute in the early 1970s.

They want their names cleared, after being found guilty in what they believe was a politically-motivated and unjustified prosecution.

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