Home Secretary confirms she is still personally considering Orgreave legal submission

In a statement today in the House of Commons on the outcome of the Hillsborough Inquest, the Home Secretary confirmed she was still personally considering the legal submission made by Orgreave campaign following a meeting with Louise, the Home Secretary and representatives from the campaign itself.

The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and a group of MPs have long been calling for a public inquiry into the events at Orgreave which would shine a light on the extremely serious allegations of wrongdoing against the SYP including perjury, perverting the course of justice, misconduct in a public office, and whether the actions of the police were influenced by the highest levels of government.  All of which the IPCC has concluded there is evidence of.

And the lengthy legal document submitted by campaigners to the Home Secretary was for her to personally consider before any decision on launching a public inquiry. Something she is now in the process of doing.

Commenting Louise said:

"A public inquiry would be a huge step towards uncovering the truth around the events at Orgreave and the simple fact is we cannot know the truth about malpractice at South Yorkshire Police until we know the truth about Orgreave."

"I'm pleased the Home Secretary is still personally considering the Orgreave campaign's legal submission before considering whether to launch a public inquiry. The evidence of lies and smears by senior police officers which - thanks to the incredible dedication of Hillsborough families - have now been uncovered were unfortunately not unique to this disaster."

"At Orgreave, the IPCC have found evidence of perjury, mis-conduct in public office and perverting the course of justice by the South Yorkshire Police force. It is now time the truth came out."

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  • Louise Haigh Mp
    published this page in News 2016-04-27 15:17:06 +0100