Tag Archives: Pitchford Inquiry

Briefing on “Neither confirm or deny” – a police tactic for secrecy

On April 5th, there will be a preliminary hearing for the Undercover Policing Inquiry, where the Metropolitan Police Service argue for further delays to the Inquiry and to reduce its scope. This is simply the latest attempt by the police to prevent information coming to light about their abusive undercover policing tactics. To illuminate this […]

New Inquiry progress briefing published today

On April 5th, the Undercover Policing Inquiry is due to hold a preliminary hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice. This hearing is to deal with issues brought up by the Metropolitan Police in an attempt to delay and deny our efforts to get to the truth. The Inquiry has made much slower progress than […]

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 […]

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 […]

The police under investigation: witness incrimination at the spycops inquiry.

A guide to the ‘undertakings’ hearing at the Pitchford Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing On Wednesday 27 April, next week, another crucial hearing will take place in London, as part of the Public Inquiry into Undercover Policing. The one-day preliminary hearing is set to decide issues of ‘undertakings’ – what protections will be offered to […]