Ruth’s Story

Ruth is involved in the case taken by the eight women. She requested anonymity; this has been upheld by the courts. ‘Ruth’ is a pseudonym.

Ruth met a man in the mid 1990s presenting himself as Jim Sutton, an activist in Reclaim the Streets.  They had a deep and serious relationship lasting over 18 months.  Ruth was not aware until January 2011 that Jim Sutton was really Jim Boyling, an undercover police officer.  She has joined with the other eight women in working to expose the outrageous misconduct of the police, and even now, is still struggling to come to terms with the obscene level of intrusion into her personal life.

 

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