MINERS involved in the Battle of Orgreave are to be charged with not letting it go.
As it emerged that South Yorkshire police will not be investigated for assault and perjury because it all happened a long time ago, the Crown Prosecution Service is preparing cases against more than 200 miners for criminal resentment.
A CPS spokesman said: “In more than 30 years since the alleged clash, these men have been given chance after chance to just give it a rest.
“But, despite decades during which police conduct has neither been investigated nor any charges brought, the miners’ insistence that justice must be done has become increasingly annoying.
“As a result we are bringing 531 charges of sustained grudge-bearing and persistent ill-will.”
Police officer Stephen Malley said: “It’s so long ago that I can barely even remember beating miners and then lying about it, but they bring it up every single day. Finally I’ll have closure and my wounds will be able to heal.
“Also, can we prosecute them for being scruffy? Because they were really scruffy.”