IPCC close to decision on Battle of Orgreave

The Battle of Orgreave
The Battle of Orgreave
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The police watchdog is close to making a decision on whether investigations will be launched into the actions of the police at the Battle of Orgreave 30 years ago.

Independent Police Complaints Commission chiefs are conducting a ‘scoping exercise’ looking at whether there are matters which require investigation.

Allegations have been made about the actions of officers who clashed with miners on the picket line at the Orgreave Coking Works during the miners’ strike in 1984.

IPCC Commissioner Cindy Butts said: “We remain committed to making a decision based on a thorough analysis of as much of the available documentation as possible.

“We are nearing that decision making process and we remain committed to reaching a decision as soon as we can.”