IPCC will not investigate Orgreave police action during miners’ strike

After two and a half years The IPCC has said that it will not investigate the actions of the police at the Orgreave coking plant during the 1984 Miners strike

Sarah Green, the IPCC’s deputy chair, said that while she recognised “the seriousness of the allegations and their continuing effect on public confidence [in the police] in the affected communities”, too much time has passed for the allegations of assault and misconduct to be pursued.

You can read more here and here

Campaigners have expressed their disappointment and have called for a public enquiry, similar to the Hillsborough enquiry- which also involved the South Yorkshire force.

A Home Office spokesperson said:

“The Home Secretary will consider any request that she receives to set up a public inquiry into Orgreave.”

The fight continues

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