Re-elected Police Commissioner supports inquiry into Orgreave

Dr Alan Billings has been re-elected to the post of South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner with more than 50% of the first preference votes on an increased turnout.

Speaking to Sheffield Live after the results were announced, the Police Commissioner pledged his support for an inquiry into Orgreave and confirmed South Yorkshire police would cooperate and open its archives. The Battle of Orgreave took place during the 1984 miners’ strike. Campaigners have drawn parallels with the police handling of the Hillsborough disaster.