The government has rejected a proposal from the Bishop of Sheffield, Right Rev Dr Pete Wilcox, to set up an independent panel to review documents relating to the Battle of Orgreave. Baillor Jallor reports for Sheffield Live!
Sheffield Lord Mayor, Magid Magid, has written an open letter to the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, in support of demands by miners and their families for a public enquiry into the Battle of Orgreave. Javid’s predecessor Amber Rudd ruled out an enquiry. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Ex-miner Paul Darlow was nineteen years old in 1984 and at the picket line on the day of the Orgreave confrontation. In an interview for Sheffield Live! he spoke to reporter Azz Mohammed.
The Battle of Orgreave took place 31 years ago during the miners strike and a rally is being held to remember the event. The IPCC recently unannounced that it would not be investigating what happened on 18 June 1984.The Orgreave Peace and Justice campaign have said they are not surprised by the decision and is now calling for a full public inquiry in to the events.