The IPCC will publicly announce whether it will be conducting an investigation into events at Orgreave in 1984 at 0.01am on Friday 12 June. At 12 noon of that day the Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign and the NUM will be hosting an open press conference in the NUM offices at 2 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley S70 2LS.
The press and public are invited to attend this conference and there will be light refreshments available. Members of the audience will include miners present at Orgreave on 18 June 1984. They will be available to answer press questions afterwards.
The following will each make a short speech at the press conference and after which there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Priority will be given to questions from members of the press, who should identify themselves to Mark Metcalf (07952 801783) by signing the press entrance form that will be available at the entry to the main hall.
Chris Skidmore – Yorkshire Area NUM president and Orgreave veteran
Granville Williams – OTJC secretary
Kevin Horne – Orgreave veteran
The conference will be chaired by OTJC chair Joe Rollin.
Light refreshments available we encourage as many of our supporters to attend this event.