The Police killed our Blair Peach
Blair Peach 'killed by police', say reports
New Zealander Blair Peach was almost certainly killed by police at a demonstration in London in 1979, previously secret police reports revealed today. Metropolitan police had resisted releasing the documents for decades, but put them up on their website tonight, saying there will be no further investigation into Peach's death. Peach, a 33-year-old teacher and peace campaigner, died from a blow to the head while marching against the National Front movement in Southall, west London. His partner, Celia Stubbs, and members of his family in New Zealand, have campaigned for the release of the police inquiries into his death for nearly 30 years. The reports, written in 1979 and 1980 by Commander John Cass, who led the probe into Peach's death, said it could "reasonably be concluded that a police officer struck the fatal blow". A police van carrying six officers was identified as having been at the scene when the fatal blow was struck.
So it really was the cops who killed him all those years ago, but the kicker is that without a confession from the actual cop who swung the baton that cracked his skull open they will never be dragged to justice. It has been over 30 years, but for the Peach family and friends who always claimed that a cop had killed Blair and who argued and campaigned for the truth for so very long I hope that the lies the British Police have used to cover their murder give the Peach family a sense of vindication for all those lonely years.
Rest in peace Blair, the truth did come out.