Blair Peach in the press: “8000 mourn Blair Peach” (13 June 1979)


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One of those watching the mourners with little sympathy was Commander John Cass, who was charged with investigating Peach’s killing. As he wrote in his report to the DPP: “The funeral of the deceased was akin to a political demonstration with leftwing political elements most prominent … Associates of the deceased see it as a ’cause celebre’ and will endeavour to obtain maximum benefit for their purposes and whatever happened [they] would never be satisfied” (page 3).




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