Ricky Tomlinson takes petition to Downing Street

Ricky Tomlison prepares to head to Downing Street

One of the our best known actors is demanding the government release secret papers he believes will clear him of a crime. Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson was jailed in 1973, over a strike when he used to work in the building trade.

Tomlinson was one of six men who were sent to jail.

Ricky Tomlinson takes fight to Downing Street

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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