Jessica took her fight to the House of Lords last month:
For almost eight years the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have maintained that officers having sexual relationships undercover could never be an operational tactic.
The apologies they have so-far extended to myself and at least eight other women who were deceived into intimate relationships with undercover operatives, state that such relationships “would never have been authorised” and were the result of “failures of supervision and management”.
The subtext is: these were rogue officers misbehaving, and their commanding officers did not know.
I am really pleased the Inquiry has confirmed what everyone has known since May last year.
The man who deceived me into a sexual relationship when I was a teenager was an undercover police officer. The name he gave me, Andy Davey, was fake. Today he has been confirmed by the Undercover Policing Inquiry as ‘HN2‘, Special Demonstration Squad officer Andy Coles.
As soon as his name was made public last year he resigned from his position as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire. However he is still a Peterborough City Councillor and a school governor.
The fact that he hasn’t stepped down from these posts is an affront to the decent people of Peterborough. I am sure they would not have voted for him had they known of his shameful, abusive past.