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UK: UNDERCOVER POLICING: Undercovers arrested in 2005, Mark Kennedy in Northern Ireland, call for extension of Pitchford inquiry to Scotland, Bob lambert resigns
23 December 2015
Undercovers arrested in 2005
: Names of undercover police revealed, this scandal is worse than we thought
(EXCLUSIVE: The Canary, link):
"Two undercover police officers were arrested in Scotland whilst posing as protesters during the G8 summit protests in 2005. The officers, who were part of the notorious Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) which infiltrated protest and social justice movements between 1968 and 2008, were among at least 5 undercover officers who went to Scotland to infiltrate the demonstrations."
Call for extension of inquiry to Scotland
: Push to extend inquiry into police infiltration of campaigners to Scotland
(The Guardian, link): "The Scottish government is pressing for a public inquiry into the undercover infiltration of political campaign groups to be broadened to examine covert operations in Scotland.
The Home Secretary, Theresa May, commissioned the judge-led inquiry but limited its remit to scrutinising operations in England and Wales."
And see: Scotland Asks to Join Inquiry
(Campaign Opposing Police Surveillance, link)
Mark Kennedy in Northern Ireland
: Undercover officer Mark Kennedy 'monitored NI groups'
(BBC News, link): "One of the undercover officers for whom Scotland Yard apologised for tricking women into sexual relationships carried out surveillance in Northern Ireland, say environmental campaigners."
Bob Lambert resigns from St Andrews and London Metropolitan University
: Former undercover police officer Bob Lambert quits St Andrews University teaching post over outcry
(Herald Scotland, link): "An academic at a leading Scottish university, exposed as a former undercover police officer who had sex with his female targets, has quit his post.
Bob Lambert, who also fathered a child with a woman he was spying on, has left St Andrews University and another higher education body amid an outcry about his past."