Investigation into Orgreave Strike Stops

22nd June 2015

Readers over a certain age will recall the events at Orgreave in June 1984 when 8000 striking miners were met by 6000 Police Officers drafted in from all over the Country.  One of the most violent clashes of the strike followed with many miners and Police injured. Hospital records however indicated more miners were injured […]

Access to justice for women

18th June 2015

URGENT CALL FOR EVIDENCE ABOUT ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR WOMEN Many of you will remember when a large delegation of us (including our own Cris McCurley) went from the North East to the United Nations to the CEDAW Investigation against the UK Government.  That hearing resulted in findings against the Government, not surprisingly, for being […]

Naked Court Appearance Makes Legal History

10th June 2015

Stephen Gough – also known as ‘the Naked Rambler’ – is believed to have made history yesterday when he appeared nude before the Court of Appeal. Mr Gough was challenging his conviction for breaching the order that banned him from being naked in public. He also appealed the custodial sentence that had been given to […]

Officers of the Law?

5th June 2015

On 1st June 2015 The Chronicle reported on the findings of a recent Freedom of Information Act request made to nationwide Police Forces. The findings have revealed some interesting figures regarding the number of criminal offences serving Police officers have been convicted of over recent years. The figures showed that of the 28 Police Forces […]

Police Officer Jailed for 8 months

1st June 2015

On 20 May 2015 P.C. Andrew Ott was sentenced to 8 months in Prison at Southwark Crown Court for assault occasioning actual bodily harm. P.C. Ott hit a protester who was trying to go home and was not committing any offence when he was attacked.  The protester was hit full force in the face with […]