Orgreave families and campaigners "need the same justice" as those affected by the Hillsborough tragedy, Labour's shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has said.

Ms Abbott demanded an independent inquiry into the clashes between police and miners in 1984, saying Home Secretary Amber Rudd did not fully understand how disappointed Orgreave campaigners would be by the Government's decision.

Ms Rudd fired back in the Commons, saying the clashes at Orgreave did not warrant the same level of investigation as that which happened at Hillsborough.

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Speaking during questions to the Home Office, Ms Abbott said: "I don't think the Home Secretary fully understands how disappointed and let down the Orgreave families and campaigners will be by her decision.

"A six-page letter doesn't compensate for the violence and injustice that occurred at Orgreave so many years ago.

"We know the South Yorkshire police lied about what happened at Hillsborough, yet only five years earlier the same South Yorkshire police, many of the same commanders, behaved in a very similar way at Orgreave.

"The Orgreave families and campaigners need the same justice as Hillsborough had. They need the same type of independent inquiry to establish the truth."

In response, Ms Rudd said: "The Hillsborough situation was quite different to Orgreave. Ninety-six people died.

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"It was right that we had an inquiry that analysed exactly what happened on the day.

"In this situation, in Orgreave, there were no miscarriages of justice. There were no deaths. There were no convictions.

"Therefore, it doesn't merit the same level of status as a public inquiry, as was required for Hillsborough."

Labour's Christian Matheson (City of Chester) also criticised the decision, accusing the Government of leading families affected by Orgreave "up the garden path for the last two years".

"This is an astonishing and frankly shameful decision by the Government," he said.

"The Government have led those families up the garden path for the last two years.

"Does she not understand that the disinfecting light of an inquiry is the only thing that will give those communities and families the confidence that they need back in the South Yorkshire police force?"

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Fellow Labour MP Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central) added: "There will be huge concern across South Yorkshire and further afield about the decision the Home Secretary has made."

But Tory former cabinet minister Theresa Villiers backed the Government, telling MPs: "Whilst public inquiries can, in some instances, be successful, too often they cost huge amounts of money, they take many years and they don't answer the question they're asked."

Other exchanges in the Commons saw Labour veteran Dennis Skinner (Bolsover) suggest Labour MPs had previously had assurances from former home secretary Theresa May that an inquiry would be set up into Orgreave.

Tory Alec Shelbrooke (Elmet and Rothwell) called for South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire police forces to be merged, given the damaged reputation of the South Yorkshire name, while fellow Tory Sir Edward Leigh (Gainsborough) said Ms Rudd should consider setting up a select committee inquiry into what happened.

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Yvette Cooper, chairwoman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, urged Mrs Rudd to reconsider her decision.

She told MPs in the Commons that 95 miners faced the injustice of being charged, while some "went through very difficult trials based on charges and evidence that later collapsed".

She added: "Given her predecessor's record of a whole series of inquiries and reviews in cases where injustice was suspected, would she think again about her decision today?"

In a statement, Bassetlaw's Labour MP John Mann said: "Amber Rudd has made the wrong decision today and has chosen to look after the senior leadership of South Yorkshire Police rather than the miners who were badly beaten.

"The people affected by the events on that day should have been given a chance to put their side of the story and ask the questions why the police behaved in the way that they did.

"The Home Secretary has missed a chance to stand up for the people who were let down by South Yorkshire Police. For many years I've called for the senior leadership of South Yorkshire Police to answer for the way they behaved during the 1980s and this is another area that must not be whitewashed away."

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Sheffield Hallam MP and Liberal Democrat former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said: "The time is right to get to the bottom of what happened at Orgreave on 18 June 1984. The verdict on Hillsborough earlier this year brought about new questions about the personalities and culture of South Yorkshire Police during that era.

"These questions are contributing to undermining public trust in the South Yorkshire Police and are getting in the way of hard-working police officers serving my constituents to their best ability. Amber Rudd is wrong to not allow those questions to be answered."

South Yorkshire MPs John Healey and Kevin Barron said in a joint statement: "This shock decision by the Government not to go ahead with a statutory inquiry or an independent review into Orgreave is a betrayal of the families that have campaigned so long for justice.

"It is an early stain on Theresa May's premiership and a shameful abdication of responsibility by the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. Former miners, their families and communities have waited decades for the truth, and they will be deeply disappointed by today's announcement."