Tag Archives: Helen Steel

Deceived into relationships with undercover cops: Powerful new short film

We are pleased to release today a powerful new short film, made by Reel News, showing four women talking about their startlingly similar experiences of being deceived into relationships with undercover police. It is being premiered this week at the Lush Summit, where “Alison” and “Andrea“, two women deceived into relationships with undercover police, are […]

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 […]

Women speaking out

It is incredibly powerful to hear the voices of the people affected by relationships with undercover police speak about their experiences. Helen Steel and “Lisa” Jones will be speaking at public events in October, and encourage you to go and listen to their stories. “Lisa” Jones, who had a six year relationship with officer Mark […]

Brief Summary of Public Inquiry Secrecy Hearing

This week, on 22nd & 23rd of March, Pitchford heard arguments around how much secrecy there should be at the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing. Full transcripts of the day one and day two are available. The hearing started with a lively demonstration outside the court, with singing and chanting about stopping secrecy, the police’s […]

Impressed by the bravery of Helen Steel and others fighting #spycops abuses? Show your solidarity!

Today, 9 March 2016, the day after International Women’s day, news broke that Helen Steel had flown to Australia to confront her former partner. Years ago, he’d been an undercover officer who was paid to deceive her into a relationship, all ‘because’ she was a social justice and environmental campaigner. Now he teaches police in […]