Tag Archives: undercover police

Police abandon #spycops strike-out

In an unexpected and welcomed move the Met yesterday announced that it will no longer attempt to strike out claims brought by five women in respect of the undercover police officers who deceived them into sexual relationships. I have previously written about the ongoing #spycops saga here, here, and here. The claimants had brought civil […]

“Raped by the state”: undercover policing exposed

Hats off to Paul Lewis and Channel 4, who last night managed to shed some well-needed light on the extent to which undercover police officers are used to spy on British activists. ‘Dispatches: The Police’s Dirty Secret’ centres around former undercover officer Peter Francis, who has decided to blow the whistle on the operations of […]