Who killed Blair Peach?

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The death of Blair Peach, above,at the hands of police in London in 1979 is the subject of a play to be performed by Donogh Rees and Michael Hurst.
The death of Blair Peach, above,at the hands of police in London in 1979 is the subject of a play to be performed by Donogh Rees and Michael Hurst.

Kirsty Wynn

by Kirsty Wynn

An old friend of a New Zealander killed by police in an anti-racist riot in London 40 years ago is about to reveal what he says authorities have known all along – Who Killed Blair Peach.

New Zealand playwrite Dean Parker played football and socialised with Kiwi protester Blair Peach in the 1950s.

Peach died after he was hit in the head as he opposed a neo-Nazi march through an London immigrant suburb in 1979.

The New Zealander’s death – eventually accepted to be at the hands of riot police – made headlines around the world for decades after his killing.

More than 10,000 people attended his funeral, tens of thousands marched in his honour and a school…

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