Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign

Amber Rudd did not review police files before Orgreave inquiry refusal

Campaigners say home secretary made superficial decision ‘without bothering to look at the evidence’

Joe Rollin, chair of the Orgreave Truth and Justice campaign (OTJC), said: “We were led up the garden path for more than a year, given signals that some form of inquiry would be held, but this now shows the Home Office let us down without even bothering to look at the evidence. People in our former mining communities felt crushed by the decision last Monday, and angry with themselves for ever believing the government would listen.”

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