Ex-spy: Home Office knew about the stolen ids of dead children16/07/2013 19:49
Former undercover officer and whistleblower Peter Francis has said Britain™s Home Office was aware that undercover police officers stole the identities of dead children to gain access to political groups.
Francis also said the Home Office had helped the spies by providing fake passports in the names of the dead children.
In the practice condemned by MPs as œghoulish” and œheartless”, undercover spying officers for a unit called the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS), looked through birth and death certificates to find children who had died at an early age.
The spies then took the identity of the child and built up a character based on that identity to help with making them appear like a real person, while they went on undercover missions for five years or more.
This comes as MPs are due to question the chief constable Mick Creedon on Tuesday, who is leading the police investigation into the dispatch of undercover officers in political groups over a period of 40 years.