Force's handling of incidents at Orgreave during the miners' strike voluntarily referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission

Following reports in the media about the handling of proceedings during the miners' strike of 1984-85 and specifically after incidents at Orgreave, South Yorkshire Police voluntarily referred matters to the Independent Police Complaints Commission on Wednesday, 14 November, 2012.

The Force anticipates that due to these matters being nearly 30 years old the IPCC may take some time to consider fully whether any investigation is required and if so any terms of reference. SYP will as always cooperate fully with the IPCC. It would not be appropriate to comment further.