"...it is ...a question that is still unanswered 30 years after the death of a teacher in another London demonstration.Marshall has just asked the inspector "did you kill Blair Peach?" "No, no way, I didn't" he said. He's now Dr Alan Murray, an academic, sounding quite sincere and plausible. On the other hand, surely the death of an innocent, peaceful person on a march needs to be accounted for?
His name was Blair Peach and the Metropolitan police commissioner has finally promised to release the findings of their investigation into his death after keeping them secret since 1979.
It was widely reported at the time that the inquiry recommended charges be brought against individual police officers. Tonight, for the first time, the inspector said to have been a prime suspect speaks about his role in an exclusive report from Peter Marshall."
The findings of the Met Police investigation will be made public "by the end of the year".
My previous post on Southall and the death of Blair Peach here and the BBC summary, including a clip from the programme here