Des Warren

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Person.png Des Warren  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(construction worker)
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Born10 October 1937
Died24 April 2004 (Age 66)
Member ofShrewsbury 24
Together with Ricky Tomlinson, Des Warren received the stiffest sentences of the Shrewsbury 24.

Des Warren, together with Ricky Tomlinson, received the longest sentences of the Shrewsbury 24. Together they were known as the "Shrewsbury Two".


He was sentenced for "conspiracy to intimidate" whilst picketing in Shropshire in 1972, imprisoned and blacklisted.


His autobiography, The Key To My Cell put forward his version of events, and what he considered "the real conspiracy" — that the arrests were part of a plan to intimidate the trade union movement.


Ricky Tomlinson and others continue to campaign for the UK government to release documents on the event and to posthumously clear the name of Des Warren.


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