Police ordered to serve full defence and evidence on whether senior officers knew undercover cop was having sexual relationship with activist

On 3 October 2018, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal rejected a third attempt by the police to halt the progress of Kate Wilson’s claim for violations of her Articles 3,8,10,11 and 14 ECHR rights arising out of the conduct of several undercover police officers, including Mark Kennedy, in infiltrating her life as an environmental activist. The police have admitted that they violated Ms Wilson’s Article 3 ECHR rights as a result of Mark Kennedy’s deceitful sexual relationship with her, but have not explained whether senior police officers knew about the relationship when they authorised his deployment. Charlotte Kilroyrepresents Kate Wilson.


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