UNDERCOVER POLICE: Inquiry urged into undercover British agent Mark Kennedy Detective suspected of gathering intelligence on environmental groups for superiors in UK


"The Government has been urged to set up a public inquiry into the actions of an undercover British detective who operated in Ireland, spending time with people protesting against Shell’s construction of a gas pipeline in Mayo.

Belfast legal firm KRW Law has written to the Department of Justice on behalf of its client Sarah Hampton asking it to confirm whether the Garda has ever investigated the actions of the police officer, Mark Kennedy.

Mr Kennedy served with the United Kingdom’s National Public Order Intelligence Unit between 2004 and 2010, and operated undercover inside several environmental groups."


Comment: This adds to ongoing calls for its extension to Scotland and the recent demands for UK officers' activities in Germany to be examined by the inquiry as well.

See the article: Inquiry urged into undercover British agent Mark Kennedy Detective suspected of gathering intelligence on environmental groups for superiors in UK (Irish Times, link)

 

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