New BBC Wales spycops documentary

BBC Wales Investigates presents the stories of Rosa and Lisa alongside other Welsh campaigners whose personal lives were infiltrated by the state.

The women describe the impact the experience has had on them, and how they are fighting to bring those responsible to account.

Undercover Cops – Abuse of Duty was broadcast on BBC Wales at 8.30pm, Monday 4th March 2019 and BBC iPlayer thereafter for eleven months.

Coverage of the programme here.


On the 12th Day of Christmas…

Special branch officers embedded themselves in women’s lives for months and years. They spent birthdays, family celebrations and Christmases with them, infiltrating their most private spaces.


PSOOL’s version of the 12 Days of Christmas will be posted on our social media feeds during the holiday period. They are designed to act as a reminder of how these abusive deployments functioned. As the women were receiving tokens of these men’s affections, believing them to be from their loved ones, the reality was they were spying on them and reporting their findings to their superiors. 

Every ‘gift’ referenced in these posts was given by one of the spycops to one of the women.

Here is the full version:

On the twelfth day of Christmas my #spycop sent to me
Complex  PTSD
A cold frame for our seedlings
Cover officers monitoring 
Pair of combat trousers
Book by Primo Levi                                                              
Several sob stories                                                     
Six friends under surveillance                                                
Home made nut roast                                                        
Additions to my file                                                             
Three  Panettone                                                                       
Two Cuban drums                                                                
And an impostor with a fake ID.

Monica disappointed by today’s dismissal

High Court dismiss challenge to CPS decision not to prosecute undercover police officer

The High Court has dismissed a challenge to a decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute former undercover police officer Jim Boyling under the Sexual Offences Act 1956 and for Misconduct in Public Office in respect of his deceitful sexual relationship with an environmental activist known by the pseudonym of ‘Monica’.

The Court dismissed the submission that Jim Boyling’s state sponsored deception as to his identity served to vitiate, or negate, Monica’s consent. Monica is considering whether to apply for leave to appeal the High Court’s judgment. Continue reading “Monica disappointed by today’s dismissal”


Another Judicial Review hearing next week


An important Judicial Review hearing to consider the decision by the Crown Prosecution Service not to prosecute former undercover police officer Jim Boyling in respect of his deceitful sexual relationship with an environmental activist will be heard on 13th and 14th November in the Royal Courts of Justice.

The claimant, granted anonymity by the Undercover Policing Inquiry, goes under the pseudonym of ‘Monica’ and was deceived into a relationship by Boyling in 1997.

Continue reading “Another Judicial Review hearing next week”


Legal challenge vs the Home Secretary refused permission

Today, three victims of undercover policing were dismayed to learn that that they have been denied permission to proceed with their Judicial Review against the Home Secretary’s decision not to appoint additional panel members to sit alongside Sir John Mitting in the first stages of the Undercover Policing Inquiry.i

Handing down judgement this morning, Mr Justice Supperstone ruled that there had been no material developments which required the Home Secretary to reconsider the decision.

Continue reading “Legal challenge vs the Home Secretary refused permission”


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