We received the sad news that long-standing OTJC supporter and activist Mike McColgan died last week, after a long illness.
Mike played an important role in the legal team for the 15 miners put on trial in 1985 for Riot or Unlawful Assembly, before the prosecution abandoned the trial and the cases of the the remaining 80 miners were dropped. He was active in OTJC for a number of years, before his ill-health and was one of our legal advisers. Mike was part of our team who produced and presented our legal submission to the Home Secretary in 2015. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad and difficult time.
Rest in Power Mike.