Category Archives: Inquiries

Inquiry Progress Report 2 published

We are pleased to publish our second progress report on the Undercover Policing Inquiry. At the moment, the Inquiry is in its preliminary phase, and the participants are experiencing the Inquiry as extensive legal arguments between their lawyers and the Inquiry team, conducted mostly via email.  Hearings and the taking of evidence are delayed and […]

Women’s statement: Full investigation needed on undercover policing in Scotland

Four women deceived into relationships with undercover officers have made a joint statement criticising the new HMICS review into undercover policing, and demanding a full Public Inquiry into the undercover policing in Scotland. Full Statement from the four women: “One of the major concerns we have about the scope of the Inquiry into Undercover Policing […]

Andrea speaks out revealing institutional sexism around undercover policing

Andrea story in her own words was printed in two articles by Union News this week. She is one of the women targeted for long term intimate relationships by an undercover officer. It is part of a pattern of institutional sexism, where officers used women to shore up their fake identities and gain trust with activists. […]

Women spied on in Scotland, demand full investigation

Women we support, who were targeted for undercover relationships, have been speaking out bravely about being targeted in Scotland, and criticising the very limited investigations into the role of English Undercover Officers in Scotland. Pitchford made the controversial decision not to extend the Inquiry into Undercover Policing to Scotland. The ensuing review, commissioned by the […]

Helen Steel issues statement as former partner confirmed as undercover officer

PRESS RELEASE for immediate release Undercover Policing Inquiry has named John Dines as an undercover police officer Helen Steel has issued a statement in response. It is contained here The Undercover Policing Inquiry (1) has named John Dines as an undercover police officer (2), the third officer confirmed in recent weeks (3). John Dines was […]