MP: "I still see people in tears over Orgreave"

SARAH Champion says she still has constituents visit her in tears over Orgreave.

She was among MPs calling for a public inquiry during a House of Commons debate on Wednesday (20).

Ms Champion said: “People still come to my surgery in tears after reliving the horror they saw when they went with their families to picket peacefully, the violent abuse that they suffered and the vile media campaign afterwards.”

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Home secretary Amber Rudd said: “I appreciate the levels of distress, hurt and historical anger that are part of this case, which is why I will take it seriously.”

She said a decision on an inquiry will be made after she meets the campaign group in September.

About 10,000 picketing miners and 5,000 police officers clashed at Orgreave’s coking plant in 1984.