In the Media

Women start legal action against police chiefs | Rob Evans

PUBLISHED December 16, 2011

Eight women have started legal action against police chiefs, alleging that police spies used them "physically and emotionally" to obtain political intelligence

Today there is a significant development in the controversy over undercover policing of protest groups.

Eight women who say they were duped into forming long-term loving relationships with undercover policemen have annnounced that they have started legal action against police chiefs, alleging that they have suffered intense emotional trauma and pain.

We have published a story on this here, along with a longer article which gives more detail here. The eight have issued a statement which can be read here. We have removed one line from the statement for legal reasons.

This is a clearly an important move which will challenge police chiefs. The allegations from the women have been levelled against Mark Kennedy, Bob Lambert and Jim Boyling - and two new names, Mark Cassidy and John Barker. © 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds