Spycops inquiry: Real name of ‘Bobby’ Lewis to be revealed

After more than six months of legal wrangling at the Undercover Policing Inquiry, chairman Roger Mitting has agreed to release the real name of officer Anthony ‘Bobby’ Lewis to the women he abused while working as a spycop infiltrating the Stephen Lawrence campaign. Lewis, listed as HN78 in inquiry documents, has previously admitted to maintaining

Officer HN30: Insights into the spycop scheme’s final years

Research by the Undercover Research Group has found a tale told through notes released by the Undercover Policing Inquiry last year. In October the Undercover Policing Inquiry released several documents which give us greater insight into the last years of the Special Demonstration Squad. The nuggets of information were hidden in a risk assessment for HN30,

Poster crew run #spycop takeover of London ad spaces

In their latest adventure occupying advertising real estate across the capital, subvertisers the Special Patrol Group have set giant posters up on bus stops and on the Tube. In a statement, the group said: These posters are up on the Underground because Metropolitan Police #SpyCops have deceived women into relationships, fathered children and lied about

Former undercover joins victims in boycott of Spycop Inquiry

Former spycop turned whistleblower Peter Francis has declared he won’t have anything more to do with the Undercover Policing Inquiry’s anonymity applications from his former colleagues. Francis, who infiltrated anti-racist groups in the 1990s and spied on the loved ones of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, says the public inquiry is protecting the guilty and concealing the

Spycop Inquiry: six more cover names released

Yesterday, the public inquiry into undercover policing published the cover names of six more officers from Britain’s political secret police units. The newly released cover names are: “David Robertson”. Groups: Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, Banner Books, 1970 – 1973 “Alan ‘Nick’ Nicholson”. Groups: British National Party, 1990 – 1991 “Jaqueline Anderson”. Groups: Reclaim the Streets, Earth

Scottish Government Refuses Spycops Inquiry

The Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance reports on the Scottish government decision yesterday that it will not probe the political undercover policing scandal. The announcement by Justice Secretary Michael Matheson came hours after he finally published a report into undercover policing in Scotland. The review had been conducted by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland. It had

Police Self-Investigators are Doorstepping Spycops Victims

This is a repost from Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance Once again, police self-investigations have been contacting activists who were spied on, asking for co-operation. The latest activity centres around Operation Sparkler/Operation Nitrogen, which is examining evidence that undercover police officer Bob Lambert planted incendiary devices in the Harrow branch of Debenham’s in 1987. Lambert was one of a group

‘I worry about not being in control’ says spycop demanding anonymity

The Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance rounds up the most recent attempts by a number of former spycops to avoid having their names linked to the Undercover Policing Inquiry. The Inquiry has announced five new applications by anonymity from former undercover police officers. The police want the real and cover names to be withheld in all

Son Abandoned by Spycop Sues Police

A man who was born as part of an undercover officer’s deployment is suing the police, the Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance announced yesterday. The 32-year-old, known as TBS, was the planned child of ‘Bob Robinson,’ and an animal rights activist known as Jacqui. “Robinson” was in fact the alias of undercover police officer Bob Lambert