Hillsborough police accused of faking miners' strike evidence

South Yorkshire Police used fabricated evidence at the height of the miners' strike, according to a BBC documentary due to be broadcast tonight.

An Inside Out programme documentary has uncovered what appears to be evidence of collusion among the police force to change statements after the arrest of 95 miners during the so-called "Battle of Orgreave" in 1984. Former Solicitor General Vera Baird said:

You can’t get statements in the way they have been done here - by police officers from different forces involved in different arrests - and find such a degree of similarity between those statements without there being some degree of collusion.

John Mann MP is expected to make a call for an inquiry later today during the debate on the Hillsborough stadium disaster.