Former chief constable calls for public inquiry into Orgreave clashes and beyond – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2016 in industrial action, inquiries, miners, news, police by tracey

‘A public inquiry should examine the way Margaret Thatcher’s government used the police to occupy communities during the 1980s miners’ strike, a former chief constable has said. Sir Peter Fahy said the police attitudes that caused public outrage last week, following the Hillsborough inquest verdicts, were fostered by events such as the government using officers to crush one of Britain’s bitterest industrial disputes.’

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The Guardian, 4th May 2016