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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.
Andy Bonner reports.
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.
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.