A police federation chair fails to mention local spycop when celebrating takedown of Lush posters

Liz Groom, Cambridgeshire Police Federation chair, tweeted her approval after the Lush shop in Peterborough took down its spycops display. But Groom failed to mention in her tweets that a previous representative of the same federation was spycop (undercover police officer), Andy Coles.

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Meanwhile, the Guardian has published a statement on the spycops scandal, signmed by 74 victims:

“We are victims of what has become known as the “spycops” operation, and their legal representatives and supporters. In many of these secret undercover operations the police have admitted to violation of human rights, abuse of police powers and causing significant trauma, including inhuman and degrading treatment breaching article 3 of the European convention of human rights.

We are pressing for the current public inquiry into undercover policing to ensure that there is full disclosure of what took place, including who was targeted, by whom and how. Without this full disclosure there is no way of knowing the full extent of what happened during the dark years of this secret policing operation.

The cosmetics retailer Lush has used its facilities to help us as victims press for full disclosure and reform so that this never happens again (Lush under fire from police over ‘spy cops’ campaign, 2 June). This is not an attack on police; it serves to help all those in the police service who wish to uphold the highest standards of policing. For this we thank Lush for its support. We condemn those who have misrepresented Lush and our campaign and especially those who have sought to intimidate Lush staff. #WeStandWithLush.”

Doreen Lawrence Core participant in public inquiry
John McDonnell MP
Caroline Lucas MP
Molly Scott Cato MEP
Jenny Jones Green party, House of Lords
Natalie Bennett Former leader, Green party
Jonathan Bartley Green party co-leader
Michael Mansfield QC Core participant
Imran Khan QC
John Hendy QC
Len McCluskey General secretary, Unite union
Gail Cartmail Assistant general secretary, Unite union
Ian Hodson Bakers, Food & Allied Workers Union
Manuel Cortes General secretary, TSSA Union
Steve Hedley Assistant general secretary, RMT union
Matt Wrack General secretary, Fire Brigades Union
Ricky Tomlinson Actor and Shrewsbury picket
Mark Thomas Comedian and political satirist
Owen Jones Columnist and commentator 
‘Andrea’ Core participant
‘Alison’ Core participant
‘Jessica’ Core participant
‘Rosa’ Core participant
‘Kate’ Core participant
Carolyn Wilson Core participant
Sukhdev Reel Core participant
Stafford Scott Core participant
Suresh Grover Core participant
Helen Steel Core participant
Sheila Coleman Hillsborough Justice Campaign
Dave Smith Core participant
Roy Bentham Core participant
Lisa Teuscher Core participant
Joe Rollins Orgreave Truth & Justice Campaign
Mark Metcalf Core participant
Paul Heron Public Interest Law Unit
Jules Carey Bindmans solicitors
Russell Fraser Garden Court Chambers 
Harriet Wistrich Centre for Women’s Justice
Kate Ellis Centre for Women’s Justice
Jason Kirpatrick Core participant
Jude Lanchin Bindmans solicitors
Shamik Dutta Bhatt Murphy solicitors
Dave Nellist former MP and core participant
Lois Austin Former chair, Youth Against Racism & core participant
Hannah Sell – Socialist Party and core participant
Dave Morris McLibel defendant
Mike Schwarz Bindmans solicitors 
Eveline Lubbers Undercover Research Group
Kevin Blowe Netpol
Leigh Andrews Spied-on trade unionist
Donal O’Driscoll Core participant
Hannah Dee Core participant
Frank Smith Blacklisted construction worker
Steve Acheson Blacklisted worker
Brian Higgins Blacklisted trade unionist
Dan Gilman Blacklisted trade unionist
John Jones Blacklisted trade unionist
Aaron Bastani Co-founder, Novara Media
Ash Sarkar Senior editor, Novara Media
Liam Young Author of Rise: How Jeremy Corbyn Inspired the Young to Create a New Socialism
Maya Goodfellow Writer and researcher
Joe Batty Antiracist activist
Phil Chamberlain Co-author Blacklisted  
Sam Tarry President, Class thinktank
Prof Rory O’Neill Editor, Hazards magazine
Kim Bryan Community activist
Alec Cutler Community activist
Sian Jones Blacklist Support Group
Police Spies Out of Lives Core participant
The Monitoring Group Core participant
Defend the Right to Protest Core participant

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