Peter Collins (alias)

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Part of a series on
undercover police officers
'HN303'
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Alias: Peter Collins
Deployment: 1973-1977
Unit:
Targets:
Workers Revolutionary Party

Peter Collins is the cover name of a former Special Demonstration Squad undercover officer who infiltrated the Workers Revolutionary Party from 1973 to 1977.[1] They are also referred to by the cipher HN303 (for the N cipher system see N officers) for the purposes of the [[Undercover Policing Inquiry[[, which has ruled the officer's real name will be restricted.[2]

As an SDS undercover

Deployed into Worker's Revolutionary Party and reported on another. Resigned from Metropolitan Police at end of deployment to pursue another career. No threat from WRP, but former members / associates / sympathisers with the second group may do so.[3]

In the Undercover Policing Inquiry

  • 20 March 2018: directed that any applications for anonymity were to be filed by 28 March 2018 by MPS legal team, or 6 April for the Designated Lawyers Team.[4]
  • 27 March 2018: application to restrict real name made by Metropolitan Police.[5][6]
  • 26 Apr 2018: minded-to grant application to restrict real name; cover name to be published.[3]
  • 9 July 2018: provisional decision to restrict real name[7] and directed that any objections to Mitting's intention to restrict the real name to be made by 20 July 2018.[8]
  • 30 July 2018: final ruling that HN303's real name cannot be published.[9]

Notes

  1. Email to core participants, '20180605_UCPI_to_all_CPs_publishing_HN44_HN155_HN303', Undercover Policing Inquiry, 5 June 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names.
  2. Kate Wilkinson, Counsel to the Inquiry's Explanatory Note to accompany the Chairman's 'Minded-To' Note 12 in respect of applications for restrictions over the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad, Undercover Public Inquiry, 13 September 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sir John Mitting, In the matter of section 19(3) of the Inquiries Act 2005 Applications for restriction orders in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstrations Squad - 'Minded to' note 8, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 26 April 2018.
  4. Applications for restriction orders in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstrations Squad: Directions, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 20 March 2018.
  5. Open application for a restriction order (anonymity) re: HN303, Metropolitan Police Service, 27 March 2018, published 9 July 2018 via ucpi.org.uk.
  6. List of documents relating to SOS officers - published 09 July 2018, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 9 July 2018.
  7. Publication of documents relating to anonymity applications: National Public Order Intelligence Unit & Special Demonstration Squad, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 9 July 2018.
  8. Sir John Mitting, Applications for restriction orders in respect of real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad and of the National Public Order Intelligence Unit - Directions, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 9 July 2018.
  9. Sir John Mitting, Applications for restriction orders in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad: Minded to note 12 and Ruling 10, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 30 July 2018.