01 November 2016
The Undercover Policing Inquiry set up in the wake of the scandal surrounding police infilitration and surveillance of activist and campaign groups has confirmed that "Marco Jacobs", who was involved in the anarchist movement in Bright and Cardiff, was a police officer. His real identity remains unknown.
"The Inquiry has received confirmation that no restriction is sought over the undercover identity used by the police officer core participant known as N519, which was “Marco Jacobs”. The list of core participants on the Inquiry website has been updated accordingly.
N519 does seek a restriction over his real identity, and his anonymity application will be published on the Inquiry website in due course."
And: information compiled by the Undercover Research Group and others: Marco Jacobs (alias) (Powerbase, link): "‘Mark Jacobs’, more commonly known as ‘Marco Jacobs’, was the assumed identity of an undercover police officer who infiltrated political groups within the activist and anarchist movement. He was active between 2004 and 2009, at first in the Brighton area of southern England, and then Cardiff, south Wales. "
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