A BBC documentary last night alleged that some police involved in prosecutions following the infamous violence at the Orgreave coking plant colluded when they wrote their statements.
Inside Out investigated events following the arrest of more than 90 people at the plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. Those charged with riot were later cleared over doubts about police evidence.
The BBC has obtained copies of around 100 police witness statements which programme makers say show the extent to which officers used identical phrases to describe events.
Former Labour MP Vera Baird, QC, who represented Orgreave miners in court, said: "I was shocked by Orgreave. By the deliberate nature of putting together this case".
Another barrister, Mark George, QC, added: "It's very obvious in the Orgreave case that there was widespread collusion."
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "The force is not aware of any adverse comment about the statements from the trial judge in the case."
Meanwhile, the names of 1444 police officers have been passed to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as part of its investigation into the Hillsborough disaster.