Confirmation UK spycops in France – implications for Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing?

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British police officers linked to Counter Terrorism Command (also known as SO15 ) and the National Domestic Extremism and Disorder Intelligence Unit (NDEDIU) have been spotted hanging around the ‘Calais Jungle’ refugee camp area.

 

Photojournalist Jason Parkinson recognised the two police officers. He had been covering the destruction of the camp and the removal of the refugees by French police. The sighting is significant because the Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing has refused to extend the inquiry’s remit to include officers who had been assigned to work outside of England and Wales. The police officers’ presence at Calais is evidence that deployment of ‘spycops’ units overseas is ongoing.

 

According to Parkinson, the two officers told him they were working with French police.

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