Tomlinson tells petition news conference: "We weren't villians"

The actor Ricky Tomlinson is addressing a news conference, ahead of taking a petition to Downing Street.

The petition calls on the government to release secret papers relating to Tomlinson's conviction for conspiracy, after a builders' strike in the early 1970s.

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Ricky Tomlinson: "The trial was a farce. I was no angel... but we we weren't villains."

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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