Mike Kane MP's question to the Home Secretary in the House of Commons on the Orgreave Public Inquiry has led to former Greater Manchester Police Officer and local Councillor Mike Freeman submitting evidence to the inquiry on his experiences.
Question to the Minister 20th July 2016:
It is important that not all police officers are tarred with the same brush on Orgreave. I have heard personal testimony from Greater Manchester police officers saying that they did not co-operate with the corrupt practices of South Yorkshire Police during the dispute. How does the Home Secretary suggest that I feed in that evidence?
I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for raising that point, which was also made by my hon. Friend the Member for Dudley South (Mike Wood) in reference to his father. We must ensure that not everyone is tarred with the same brush—if indeed that is what happens. I will be delighted to receive any information from the hon. Member for Wythenshawe and Sale East that would help to reach a decision and that could form part of the inquiry that I am looking at in September.
Councillor Mike Freeman speaking about his experiences on Channel 4 news click here