‘I suddenly realised after he had gone that I had no way of tracing him.’
These officers told lies, created completely fictitious personalities and seduced scores of female activists into affairs in a bid to infiltrate groups fighting for environmental, political and social justice causes.
What Police Spies Out of Lives want at the end of the inquiry
- The cover names of the officers involved in undercover policing from 1968 onwards to be released.
- The names of the groups that were spied on.
- The files of all the people spied on handed over to the people.
- A finding of institutionalised sexism in the police.
- An awareness amongst the political class and society at large of the scale of surveillance of political dissent in the UK.
All he left was a letter
They seemed like the ideal man
In any normal relationship you have tiffs every now and then but that generally didn’t happen… it just seemed like you had found this perfect relationship and it gave you a completely unrealistic expectation of what a relationship could be…Helen Steel
State sanctioned ‘abuse’
This is institutional. It’s paid for out of our money. We’re all paying for it as taxpayers. We’re funding it.Alison