SDS undercover list

From Powerbase
Jump to: navigation, search


URG logo 1.png

This article is part of the Undercover Research Portal at Powerbase: investigating corporate and police spying on activists.


Part of a series on the
Undercover
Policing Inquiry
SDS undercover list
Description: A list of all publicly known officers who served undercover with the Special Demonstration Squad, 1968-2008

This page carries a full list of publicly identified undercover police officers who served with the Special Demonstration Squad, their anonymity status within the Undercover Policing Inquiry, and with links to profiles were done. For a more comprehensive list of all N/HN officers in Operation Herne, Ellisor Review and the Undercover Policing Inquiry see the N officers page.

Police officers cited in the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI) are generally designated by a cypher / nominal starting with N or HN followed by a number. The practice of assigning these cyphers was begun in by the Metropolitan Police inquiry Operation Herne which investigated the activities of the Special Demonstration Squad undercovers. It was subsequently adopted by Mark Ellison for his Review and the UCPI, both of which draw heavily on Operation Herne. The system appears to have changed in 2017, when the Inquiry began using the 'HN' label, though the associated numbers appear unchanged.[1]

  • Updated 3 August 2018
Cypher Name Position Notes
HN1 Matt Rayner SDS undercover Infiltrated animal rights groups in north London 1991-1996, including London Boots Action Group, London Animal Action, Animal Liberation Front and West London Hunt Saboteurs. Engaged in sexual relationships. Real name restricted.
HN2 Andy Coles a.k.a. Andy Davey SDS undercover & cover officer Infiltrated animal rights groups in south London 1991-1995; also targeted peace groups. Engaged in sexual relationships. Authored a version of the SDS Tradecraft manual. Real name restricted.
HN3 Jason Bishop SDS undercover 1998-2006 infiltrated Reclaim the Streets, Earth First! and Disarm DSEi. Real name restricted.
HN4 likely to be restricted SDS undercover Deployed into two branches of one group in late 1980s/early 1990s. June 2018 - minded to restrict real name, cover name application to be considered at closed hearing.[2]
N5 / HN5 John Dines a.k.a. John Barker SDS undercover 1987-1991 infiltrated London Greenpeace and Animal Liberation Front. Engaged in sexual relationships.
HN6 restricted SDS undercover Deployed against three groups in 1990s. Cover and real name restricted due to risk of violence and mental health issues.
HN7 restricted SDS undercover officer. Real and cover names restricted on health grounds. Targets & dates unknown.
HN8 restricted SDS undercover. Deployed into one group in late 1980s / early 1990s. Mitting has ruled real and cover names shall be restricted on grounds of a physical risk.
N9 / HN9 restricted SDS undercover & cover officer. Deployed into one group in 1980s; later was a cover officer for officers of interest deployed in 2000s. Named in Ellison Review. Mitting has ruled real and cover names shall be restricted as HN9 at risk of suicide if details published.
N10 / HN10 Robert "Bob" Lambert a.k.a. Bob Robinson SDS undercover and head of unit. Targeted animal rights groups in north London 1984-1989. Engaged in sexual relationships, including fathering a child by one activist. Later head of the SDS and took part in the Walton-N81 meeting.
HN11 Mike Chitty, a.k.a. Mike Blake SDS Undercover 1984-1987 deployed into animal rights groups in south London, including South London Animal Movement. Engaged in sexual relationships.
HN12 Mike Hartley SDS Undercover 1982-1985, deployed into Revolutionary Communist Group and Socialist Workers Party. Engaged in sexual relationships. Deceased. Real name restricted.
HN13 Barry / Desmond Loader SDS undercover Infiltrated the Communist Party of England (Marxist-Leninist) 1974/5-1978. Twice prosecuted for public order offences in his cover name and convicted once. Deceased. Real name restricted.
N14 / HN14 Jim Boyling a.k.a. "Grumpy" Jim Sutton SDS Undercover. 1995-2000 deployed into Essex Hunt Saboteurs, Reclaim the Streets and Earth First! Engaged in sexual relationships and fathered children by an activist.
HN15 Mark Jenner a.k.a. Mark Cassidy SDS undercover 1995-2000 targeted Colin Roach Centre, Anti-Fascist Action, Independent Working Class Association, Republican Forum. Mentioned by Lambert as an SDS UCO who 'would have involvement in Stephen Lawrence campaign issues' (Ellison page 214). Engaged in sexual relationships.
N16 / HN16 James Straven and Kevin Crossland SDS undercover 1997-2002 deployed into the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and the Brixton and Croydon Hunt Saboteurs. Used two cover names, including the identity of a dead child. Lied about having had relationships with women. One of them, 'Ellie', came forward.
HN17 restricted SDS undercover Targeted right wing groups in 1990s (last 15 years of SDS existence).
HN18 to come SDS undercover Deployed in 'last period of existence' of SDS.
HN19 Malcolm Shearing SDS undercover 1981 to 1985 deployed into Revolutionary Communist Party & Revolutionary Communist Party of Britain (Marxist/Leninist). Arrested and cautioned for bill posting. Real name restricted.
HN20 Tony Williams SDS undercover 1978 to 1982 deployed into the Revolutionary Communist Tendency and Direct Action Movement. Real name restricted.
HN21 restricted SDS undercover Deployed late 1970s / early 1980s against one group & reported on others. Ruled that real and cover names to be restricted on mental health grounds.
HN23 restricted SDS undercover Deployed in 1990s. Real and cover names to be restricted.
HN25 Kevin Douglas' SDS undercover 1987-1991 deployed into the Troops Out Movement
HN26 Christine Green SDS undercover Deployed 1994-1999 into animal rights groups including Animal Liberation Front, London Animal Action and West London Hunt Saboteurs.
HN27 restricted SDS undercover Deployed into a number of left wing groups in the 1990s. In 60s. Ruling made that real and cover names will be restricted on grounds the officer is 'at risk to life and limb' given the nature of deployment and activities undertaken. Mentioned in Ellison.
HN28 unknown SDS undercover Deployed against two groups and reported on others in last 15 years of SDS. Minded to: restrict real and cover names as at risk of serious violence if identity discovered.[3][4] Had been directed to file anonymity application by 24/27 April 2018.[5] Open application over real and cover names (26 Apr 2018)

30 July 2018: final ruling that real and cover names cannot be published.[6]

HN33/98 Kathryn Lesley 'Lee' Bonser SDS undercover 1983-1987 infiltrated Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp and Socialist Workers Party.
N40 restricted SDS undercover Undercover in last decade of the unit.[7] Mentioned in relation to how information from the SDS, particularly on the identities of protestors, was passed on to the rest of the police (Herne II, 13.4, 24.1.3).[8]
HN41 restricted SDS undercover Deployed against two groups in the 1970s and 1980s, of which the principle target group no longer exists.
N43 Peter Francis, a.k.a. Peter Daley / Johnson / Black SDS undercover 1993-1997 infiltrated Youth against Racism in Europe and Militant & Socialist Party.
HN44 Darren Prowse SDS undercover Tasked to infiltrate the British National Party in 2007.[9]

20 Feb 2018, directions issued that applications for restriction orders to be submitted by end of Feb 2018.[10] Application made to restrict real name 26 Feb 2018 (published 9 July 2018[11]) which Mitting is minded to grant.[12]

Mitting wrote (March 2018):[13]

HN44 is a serving Metropolitan Police officer. In the last period of existence of the Special Duties Squad he was deployed to build a legend to permit him to infiltrate violent elements of one group. The Special Duties Squad was closed and his deployment was ended before he had succeeded in doing so. His evidence about the closure of the Squad is likely to be of interest to the Inquiry. In the (very) unlikely event that any member of he target group can provide or wishes to provide any information about him, publication of his cover name, which ill occur, is all that is required to prompt them to do so. Publication of his real name would give rise to a eal risk of interference in the private and family life of HN44 and his family and a contingent risk to their safety. It is not necessary to permit the Inquiry to fulfil its terms of reference. It would be neither proportionate nor justified under Article 8(2) of the European Convention.

9 July 2018: directed that any objections to Mitting's intention to restrict the real name to be made by 20 July 2018.[14] 30 July 2018: final ruling that name cannot be published.[6]

HN45 Dave Robertson SDS undercover & back office 1970-1973 infiltrated Banner Books, Vietnam Solidarity Campaign and maoist groups in North London. Worked in back office in SDS in adminstrative role for 3 years in 1980s.
HN53/N53 restricted SDS undercover & manager Deployed undercover in 1980s; Second in Operational Command of SDS 1998-2005 (Det. Insp.). Though evidence is of importance to Inquiry, there is a contingent physical risk which justifies restricting real and cover names. Mentioned in Herne I & II, and Ellison. Ruled that neither real or cover names can be released by the Inquiry.
HN56 Alan 'Nick' Nicholson SDS undercover 1990-1991 targeted British National Party.[15]
HN58 restricted SDS undercover & manager DCI in charge of SDS 1997 - 2001. Real and cover names to be restricted.
HN60 Dave Evans SDS undercover 1998-2005 deployed into Socialist Workers Party, London Animal Action & Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty. Real name restricted.
HN64 restricted SDS undercover Deployed against one group in 1990s and reported on others.
HN65 John Kerry SDS undercover 1980 - 1984 targeted Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.[16] Application made to restrict real and cover names (26 Feb 2018), published 9 July 2018[11] which Mitting is minded to grant for the real name restriction.[12] CND statement

20 Feb 2018, directions issued that applications for restriction orders to be submitted by end of Feb 2018.[10]

9 July 2018: directed that any objections to Mitting's intention to restrict the real name to be made by 20 July 2018.[14]

In March 2018, Mitting wrote:

N65 is a sexagenarian. HN65 was deployed against one group in the early 1980s. The deployment is of significant interest to the Inquiry. The group, which was well known, posed no serious threat to public order. Its embers posed,and pose, no risk to the safety of HN65. One of the issues which the Inquiry must investigate, publicly, is why HN65 was deployed against the group and what, if anything, was done with intelligence provided on it by HN65. HN65 is likely to be the principal, perhaps only, source of information about these issues. Publication of the cover name of HN65, together with the name of the group infiltrated, should prompt further information and evidence from members of the group, likely to be of value to the Inquiry.[13]

30 July 2018: final ruling that real and cover names cannot be published.[6]

HN66 cover name to come SDS undercover Deployed against a variety of groups in early / mid-2000s, none of which committed acts of serious violence. In 60s.

HN66 concerned his real name will be discovered if his cover name is released. Mitting found the fears misplaced and overstated, and if real name discovered, principle impact would be media intrusion 'falling well short of harassment'. A closed note accompanies this reasoning. Mitting thus minded to that real name cannot be published, but the application over cover name refused 'to the extent that it would prohibit disclosure of the names by which HN66 was known to members of the groups targeted'.[17]

15 Jan 2018, granted more time to provide the Inquiry with information in relation to their restriction order application.[18] Full application delayed so minded to decision no reached.[19]

HN66 is the same as the NPOIU officer EN327.[20]

HN67 Alan Bond SDS undercover & manager 1981- 86 infiltrated Socialist Workers Party.[21] Admits to having a 'fleeting sexual encounter in his cover name with one woman who was not a member of his target group'. Later second in command of SDS for three years in 1990s. Real name restricted
HN68 Sean Lynch SDS undercover & manager 1968-74 infiltrated Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association, Irish Civil Rights Solidarity Campaign and Sinn Féin (London). Held managerial position in SDS 1982-84. Deceased.
HN71 restricted SDS undercover Deployed against two groups in 1990s and 2000s / last 15 years of the existence of the SDS.[22]
HN72 restricted SDS undercover and manager Deployed for short period in 1980s into one group (inferred as 1986-1987). Held significant managerial position in SDS (approx 2005/6), after Macpherson; considered to have important evidence to give regarding spying on the Lawrence family. Real and cover names restricted on health grounds.
HN76 restricted SDS undercover Deployed in last years of the SDS into one group and reported on others. Mitting has ruled real and cover names will be restricted as HN76 is a serving police officer 'engaged in sensitive duties', so it would not be in the public interest to 'put performance of those duties at risk'.[3][4][6]
HN77 Jaqueline "Jackie" Anderson SDS undercover 2000-2005 infiltrated Reclaim the Streets, Earth First! and the WOMBLES.
HN78 cover name to come SDS undercover Summer 1991-1995 deployed into left wing groups, including some near the Lawrence campaign; joined Special Branch 1986, and SDS in 1991 - leaving that unit by 1996. (Herne II, 12.2; Ellison, 6.4). Aware of Peter Francis' role; said he heard nothing indicating material to smear the Lawrences was being sought (Herne II, 21.1.14; Ellison, 6.3(p), 6.4). Considerable material from him covered in section 6.4 of the Ellison Review (Vol.1).[8][23]

Minded to (March 2018):[13]

HN78 is a sexagenarian. HN78 was deployed into two or three groups in the early 1990s. HN78 admits to a relationship with a member of the opposite sex during the deployment. The Inquiry must investigate deployments into these groups, including that of HN78... Further, members of the target groups must have the opportunity to give evidence about the deployment of HN78. To do that, they will need to know the cover name.

Decision to restrict real name but publish cover name reiterated on 6 June 2018, when Mitting wrote:[24]

I repeat the reasons set out in the "minded to" note 6 dated 22 March 2018. Further, HN78 has now provided a detailed personal statement in support of the application for a restriction order in respect of the cover name. It provides information about the reasons for the deployments referred to in paragraph 20 of "minded to" note 6, which must be explored in public. It is also necessary that the cover name of HN78 is published, to permit members of the target groups to provide evidence about the deployments and their own activities.
The reasons for the ruling are those set out in the closed note referred to in paragraph 21 of "minded to" note 6 and in the closed note which accompanies this ruling.

20 Feb 2018: directed that applications for restriction orders to be submitted by end of that month.[10]

HN79 Ross 'RossCo' MacInnes SDS undercover 2007 tasked against the United British Alliance.

22 Mar 2018: minded to: restrict real name, and noted:[13]

HN79 was the last undercover officer to be recruited into the Special Duties Squad. He was not fully deployed: the Squad was disbanded before he could be. He found the experience a stressful and unhappy one. He is a serving police officer and is concerned about the impact of the disclosure, in connection with his would-be role as an undercover officer in the Squad, of his real name on his current police duties and on his family.

20 Feb 2018: directed that applications for restriction orders to be submitted by end of that month.[10] Cover name released April 2018. Ruling of May 2018: real name restricted; application over cover name rejected.[25]

26 Feb 2018: MPS submit application to restrict real name only.

HN80 Colin Clark SDS undercover 1977-1982 deployed into Socialist Workers Party & Anti-Nazi League.

20 Feb 2018, directions issued that applications for restriction orders to be submitted by end of Feb 2018.[10] Cover name and groups released 26 June 2018.[26] Application made to restrict cover and real name (26 Feb 2018), published 9 July 2018[11] which Mitting is minded to grant for the real name restriction.[12]

Minded to (March 2018):[13]

HN80 is a septuagenarian. HN80 was deployed as an undercover officer against one group in the late 1970s and early 1980s and encountered and reported on many others. The deployment is of significant interest to the Inquiry because of its length and range and because, according to HN80, it involved a good deal of self-tasking. Publication of the cover name of HN80 may prompt information or evidence from those who encountered HN80 during the deployment. Publication of the real name of HN80 is not necessary to permit the Inquiry to fulfil its terms of reference and would interfere with the right ofHN80 to respect for private and family life. HN80 has expressed fears, which do not appear to be objectively justified, about the risk of violence posed by former targets and their associates. I am prepared to accept that the fears are genuinely held. On the basis of what is t present known, it would be neither proportionate nor justified under article 8(2) of the European Convention to override those fears by refusing to make a restriction order in respect of the real name.

9 July 2018: directed that any objections to Mitting's intention to restrict the real name to be made by 20 July 2018.[14]

30 July 2018: final ruling that real name cannot be published.[6]

HN81 / N81 Dave Hagan SDS undercover 1996-2001 targeted Socialist Workers Party, Class War, Movement Against the Monarchy and Movement for Justice. Referred to extensively in the Ellison Review in relation to the targeting of the family of Stephen Lawrence.
HN82 Nicholas Green SDS undercover Deployed 1982 to 1986 into Socialist Workers Party and Red Action.[27] (Previously described as being deployed against two groups in 1980s, one of which said to be violent.) Deceased. Risk assessor finds no risk to safety of his widow, but she has expressed concern all the same, and 'feels' the risk is real. Mitting in his Minded-To of March 2018 indicates the real name shall be restricted while opportunity given to widow of HN82 to make a personal representation at a closed hearing about publication of cover name. Mitting not prepared to act on something vague, but given chance HN82's real name could be discovered via his cover name, the Chair is giving her a chance to make a representation at a closed hearing in respect of the cover name. A closed note also accompanies the open reasons provided in the Minded To.[17] Subsequent to this, the Inquiry website at unknown date listed the cover name as 'to be published'.
HN83 restricted SDS undercover Deployed against one group in mid-1980s; name restricted due to risk to officer's personal safety.
N85 / HN85 Roger Pearce a.k.a. Roger Thorley SDS undercover & manager 1979-1984 infiltrated Freedom Press and anarchist groups. Later Head of Special Branch and Director of Intelligence for Metropolitan Police Service. Mentioned in the first Operation Herne report and the Ellison Review.
HN86 / N86 restricted SDS undercover & manager SDS undercover in late 1970s / early 1980s 'against groups whose principle activities during that time are outside the terms of reference of the Inquiry'. Later Det. Ch. Insp. in operational charge of the SDS for a period in 1990s, and temporary head of S Squad. Mentioned by Herne and Ellison, inlcuding in relation to spying on the Lawrence family. Mitting has ruled the real and cover names will be restricted.
HN87 restricted SDS undercover Deployed in 1980s/1990s. Real and cover names restricted for reasons which cannot be made public.[4][6]
HN88 Timothy Spence SDS undercover 1983-1987 infiltrated the Stoke Newington and Hackney Defence Campaign and the Hackney Campaign Against the Police Bill. Real name restricted.
HN89 / N89 cover name to come SDS undercover Infiltrated far right in 1990s and 'involved in public order situations where left and right attended'; contemporary of Peter Francis who would confide in N89.[23] Deceased; real and cover names to be published as no application made to restrict details (Nov 2017 minded-to).[28]
HN90 Mark Kerry SDS undercover 1988-1992 infiltrated Socialist Workers Party and City of London Anti-Apartheid Group.[26]

20 Feb 2018, directions issued that applications for restriction orders to be submitted by end of Feb 2018.[10] Application made to restrict real name (26 Feb 2018), published 9 July 2018[11] which Mitting is minded to grant.[12]

March 2018: Mitting minded to publish cover name but restrict real name, writing:[13]

HN90 is a sexagenarian. HN90 was deployed into one group, after a short deployment in another, in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The deployment appears to have been unremarkable. The risk to the safety of HN90 arising out of it is nil or negligible. The deployment is, nevertheless, of significant interest to the Inquiry, for at least two reasons: it spanned the period during which the Cold War ended and the focus of undercover deployments may have changed; and it included reporting on Poll Tax demonstrations. Fulfilment of the terms of reference of the Inquiry requires that these issues are explored publicly and that those with whom HN90 may have interacted have the opportunity of providing information or evidence about the deployment... It does not require that the real name of HN90 is published.

9 July 2018: directed that any objections to Mitting's intention to restrict the real name to be made by 20 July 2018.[14] 30 July 2018: final ruling that real and cover names cannot be published.[6]

HN91 restricted SDS undercover Deployed against two groups in last period of SDS. Neither group poses a threat, but the officer is currently serving in a 'valuable and sensitve role' so real or cover name are to be restricted.
HN95 cover name to come SDS undercover 1985-1988 deployed into Socialist Workers Party.[29]

Apr 2018: Mitting said he was minded-to refuse application to restrict real name, saying:[29]

His deployment was problematical and was terminated by his managers abruptly in 1988. He was medically retired soon after. Little or nothing is known about his current circumstances or concerns, save that it is believed he is aware of the attempts which have been made to contact him in connection with the Inquiry. If he is, he has not responded to them.
The [MPS] has made an application for a restriction order in respect of his real name. The grounds of the application are generic. They do not identify the respects, if any, in which his right to respect for his private and family life would be infringed by publication of his real name, beyond referring to a paragraph in the risk assessment created on 27 February 2018 which is, itself, generic.... I am not willing to make a restriction order on Article 8 grounds without some good reason for believing that the right to respect for private and family life would be infringed if real or cover name were published. In the case of HN95, I have no such reason. Further, the real name of HN95 and the circumstances in which he came to join and leave the [SDS] are know to responsible journalists. The latter have been put into the public domain by them. I have no reason to believe that any attempt will be made to restrain publication of that which they know - the real name of HN95. In those circumstances, it would be futile to make a restriction order in respect of the real name.

11 Jan 2018, directed restriction orders application to be submitted by end of Jan 2018.[30] Minded To (March 2018): application delayed.[17] Apr 2018: Mitting orders that HN95 'should provide notification that they his to be heard in closed hearing' by 7 May 2018, with skeleton argument setting out objections to his Minded To to reject application to restrict real name to be provided by 11 May 2018.[31]

30 July 2018: Mitting refuses to make ruling restricting real name of HN95.[32]

HN96 Michael James SDS undercover 1978-1983 infiltrated the Socialist Workers Party & Troop Out Movement.
HN97 restricted SDS undercover Deployed in 1980s into one group and reported on many others. Ruled that real and cover names will be restricted due to a risk to HN97 which cannot be made public.
HN101 restricted SDS undercover Deployed into Socialist Workers Party in 1990s. Contemporary of Peter Francis, and according to Bob Lambert, had 'an involvement in Stephen Lawrence campaign issues' (Ellison, p. 214).[23]
HN102 restricted SDS undercover Deployed into anarchist groups in the 1980s. Mitting has restricted real and cover names on health grounds.
HN104 Carlo Neri SDS undercover Deployed March 2000 to Summer 2006 into Socialist Party and No Platform / Antifa.

Real name known to the activists he spied upon, and who exposed him.[33] During the public hearing of 21 November, it was recognised that Carlo's real name was going to be published, the matter effectively reduced to who did it.[34] whcih was acknowledged in a ruling of Dec 2017.[35] Discussions on how to publish the name, while respecting rights of the family are on-going (17 July 2018).[36]

HN106 Barry Tomkins SDS undercover 1979-1983 deployed into the Spartacist League of Britain. Ruled real name will be restricted.
HN109 restricted SDS undercover & manager Deployed undercover in 1970s; later a Det. Insp. in SDS in 1995 (1980s/1990s). Real and cover names restricted.
HN112 restricted SDS undercover 2007 in training though never actually deployed. Real and cover names restricted on health grounds.
HN118 Simon Wellings (alias) SDS undercover Deployed 2001-2004 (2007) into Globalise Resistance, Socialist Workers Party and Dissent!
HN122 cover name to come SDS undercover Deployed into two groups in late 1980s / early 1990s.

11 January 2018, directions issued for any anonymity application to be submitted by 30 & 31 January 2018 for MPS and Designated Lawyers Team respectively.[30] March 2018: Mitting states that for reasons set out in a closed note, it is possible to examine HN122's deployment without risk of serious harm to HN122 or others, and the cover name must be published to give groups targeted a chance to provide evidence.[17] 23 May 2018 ruling - cover name application refused; application over real name granted.[3][4]

HN123 restricted SDS undercover Deployed into left wing groups 1993-1998, one of which 'advocated and practiced the use of violence'. Retired from MPS on health grounds & later diagnosed with a mental health condition in part derived from his deployment. Said to have played a part in activities connected to the spying on the Lawrences. Mentioned in both Ellison Review and Herne II. Real and cover names restricted.
HN125 restricted SDS undercover Deployed into a single left wing group in 1980s. Real and cover names to be restricted on health grounds.
HN126 to come SDS undercover Deployed into an as yet unknown group in late 1970s/early 1980s.
HN135 unknown SDS undercover 20 March 2018, directed that any anonymity applications applications were to be filed by 28 March 2018 by MPS legal team, or 6 April for the Designated Lawyers team.[37] April 2018: closed hearing to take place.[29] July 2018: 'further investigation necessary befor application to restrict the cover name can be determined. The real name will be published.[38]
HN155 Phil Cooper SDS undercover Deployed into Socialist Workers Party 1979/80 to 1983. Ruled that real name will be restricted.
HN200 Roger Harris SDS undercover Deployed into Socialist Workers Party 1974-1977.

Minded-To (March 2018): real name cannot be published; cover name to be published.[13]

Details released 17 July 2018).[39]

Currently in 70s. Deployment apparently unremarkable. Mitting: no reason to publish real name; and HN200 and wife are concerned about media intrustion.[13]

20 February 2018, directions issued for any application for restriction orders to be submitted by 26 & 28 February 2018 for MPS and Designated Lawyers Team respectively.[10]

HN218 / N218 Barry Morris SDS undercover and probably manager Deployed 1968 into Vietnam Solidarity Campaign.[40]

Cover name and real name to be published as no restriction order application made.[28] Cover name released May 2018.[40]

Herne II, para. 25.1.2 states: The MPS Director of Intelligence in 1999 has been interviewed by Operation Herne and stated, 'I have been asked if I recall 'any Special Branch plans to mislead the Macpherson Inquiry' into the death of Stephen Lawrence. For part of this time, I was head of Special Branch operations and have no recollection of any such plans.’ Peter Francis has alleged that N218 came out to see him in respect of withholding information from the Macpherson Inquiry. In interview, N218 stated that this meeting or request never happened.[8] There is a strong probablility that N218 is former Special Branch commander Barry Moss.

HN241 restricted SDS undercover Deployed into one group in 1970s. Ruling (20 Feb 2018): real and cover names to be restricted.[41] No allegation of misconduct. Arrested but not charged on one occasion.[42]
HN294 cover name lost SDS undercover and manager Deployed 1968-1969 into a group that no longer exists, and reported on others. Held a managerial position in the SDS 1969-1974. Deceased. Real name restricted.
HN296 cover name to come SDS undercover Deployed against one left wing group from 1975 to 1978; no known allegation of misconduct against him. Currently in late 60s. [19]

15 Jan 2018: 'Minded-to' grant restriction order over real name; no application in relation to cover name which will be published in due course.[18]

He does not live in the UK but is willing to cooperate with the Inquiry.[19]

HN297 Rick Gibson (alias) SDS undercover Infiltrated Troop Out Movement 1974-1976 and tasked to infiltrate Big Flame - discovered and confronted by them in 1976. Multiple sexual relationships. Deceased.
HN298 Michael Scott SDS undercover Deployed 1971 to 1976 into the Young Liberals, Anti-Apartheid Movement and Workers Revolutionary Party. Convicted in 1972 under his cover name.
HN300 Jim / Jimmy SDS undercover Infiltrated the Socialist Workers Party late 1974 to January 1977. His cover surname has not been discovered. During deployment told another undercover that he had fallen in love with a member of his target group and had divorced from second wife in 1979.
HN301 Bob Stubbs SDS undercover Infiltrated the International Socialists / Socialist Workers Party 1971-1976.
HN302 restricted SDS undercover Deployed in the 1970s. Admits to 'fleeting sexual encounter'. Appeared as 'Brian' in True Spies. Real and cover names to be restricted as there is a risk to HN302's safety.
HN303 Peter Collins SDS undercover 1973-77 deployed into the Workers Revolutionary Party. Real name restricted.
HN304 Graham Coates SDS undercover 1976-1979 infiltrated International Socialists/Socialist Workers Party, Zero Collective, Anarchy Collective and the Libertarian Anarchist Group.
HN321 Wililam Paul "Bill" Lewis SDS undercover Deployed against the International Marxist Group and the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign, for one year Sept 1968-Sept 1969.
HN322 cover name lost SDS undercover Deployed in 1968 for two months. Real name restricted.
HN323 cover name lost SDS undercover Deceased and no records of cover name found. No restriction order application made[28][43] so real name to be used in due course.[1][43]
HN326 Douglas Edwards SDS undercover 1968-1971 was deployed into anarchist groups, Independent Labour Party, Tri-Continental and Dambusters Mobilising Committee.
HN327 cover name lost SDS undercover Deceased. No record of cover name and no application made in respect of the real name. Real name to be used in due course.[1] [43]
HN329 John Graham SDS undercover Deployed against Vietnam Solidarity Campaign and Revolutionary Socialist Students Federation in 1968-1969.
HN330 Don de Freitas SDS undercover Deployed against the Havering branch of the Vietnam Solidarity Campaign for several weeks in 1968.
HN331 lost SDS undercover Deployed against one group (now defunct) in 1968 & 1969. Cover name is unknown. Killed in road traffic accident in the 1970s leaving a widow and son. Application made over real name.

Mitting in his 'Minded To' Nov 2017, indicated he would restrict the real name, on the grounds it would cause distress to HN331's widow):[7]

HN331’s death caused his widow to suffer an acute mental illness, for which she received in-patient treatment. She did not remarry. She is now in her 70s and suffers from the early stages of dementia. According to her son, she has been deeply affected by the possibility that HN331’s identity might be revealed in the course of the Inquiry. No useful purpose would be served by publication of HN331’s real name. Given the nature of his deployment and the elapse of time since it occurred, it is inconceivable that it would prompt evidence from others about his deployment. His widow and surviving family are entitled to be left in peace.

May 2018: Mitting ruled the real name would be restricted and declined to disclose at this stage the groups that were infiltrated by HN331.[25]

HN333 restricted SDS undercover Deployed for nine months in 1968-1969, into a left wing group that no longer exists. Real and cover names restricted due to small risk arising out of those who might have interest in his later activities.
HN334 Margaret White SDS undercover & back office Deployed into Vietnam Solidarity Campaign in 1968 for several months, as girlfriend of Don de Freitas (HN330). Served in SDS back office 1968-1972.
HN335 cover name lost SDS undercover No record of cover name and no application made to restrict real name.[1][43] which will be used in due course.[1] Deceased.
HN336 Dick Epps SDS undercover Deployed 1969 to 1972 into International Marxist Group, Vietnam Solidarity Campaign and British Communist Party. Later served in Special Branch Industrial Intelligence Section. Appeared in True Spies under the pseudonym 'Dan'.
HN337 restricted SDS undercover & manager Deployed against four groups in 1970s.
HN338 cover name lost SDS undercover Deployed for a period in 1970 or 1971. Deceased. [7]

27 September 2017: Application over real name made by Metropolitan Police. Nov 2017: Mitting minded to restrict publication of real name to avoid distress to HN338's widow, who had recently lost an immediate family member, with Mitting saying 'I accept the [MPS] submission that nothing should be done which risks causing her further distress'.[7] May 2018: ruling made to restrict real name with Mitting stated he was declined to disclose at this stage the groups that were infiltrated by HN338.[25]

HN339 Stewart Goodman SDS undercover Deployed 1970-1971 into the Anti-Apartheid Movement & International Socialists.
HN340 Alan Nixon SDS undercover Deployed 1969-1972 into the International Marxist Group and Irish Solidarity Campaign. Real name restricted.
HN341 restricted SDS undercover Deployed in the 1970s against two groups.
HN343 John Clinton SDS undercover Deployed into the International Socialists 1971-1974.[44]
HN344 Ian Cameron SDS undercover Deployed in 1971-1972 into Anti-Internment League and Northern Minorities Defence Force.[45] Mitting has questioned the accuracy of his account; arrested though not prosecuted for unauthorised possession of official documents.
HN345 Peter Fredericks SDS undercover Deployed for six months in 1971, reporting back on the Black Power movement, Operation Omega, Young Haganah.
HN346 to come SDS Deceased. No cover name known and no restriction order application has been made; real name to be published.[28]
HN347 Alex Sloan SDS undercover Deployed into the Irish National Liberation Solidarity Front 1971.
HN348 Sandra SDS undercover Deployed 1972-1973 into the Womens Liberation Front. Cover name not fully recalled but thought to be 'Sandra'. Minded to restrict real name.
HN349 restricted SDS undercover & back office Deployed for about a year in early 1970s against anarchist groups in what appears to be an unsuccessful deployment.
HN351 Jeff Slater SDS undercover 1974 - 1975 infiltrated the International Socialists; withdrawn due to health problems. Real name restricted.
HN353 Gary Roberts SDS undercover 1974 - 1978 infiltrated the International Socialists / Socialist Workers Party and International Marxist Group. Real name restricted.
HN354 Vince Miller SDS undercover 1976 - 1979 infiltrated the Socialist Workers Party. Admits 'two fleeting sexual encounters' with activists. Real name restricted.
HN355 restricted SDS undercover Deployed into a number of Maoist groups in late 1970s/early 1980s.
HN356/124 Bill Biggs SDS undercover Deployed against Socialist Workers Party 1977-1982.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Press Release: 'Minded to' note, ruling and directions in respect of anonymity applications relating to former officers of the Special Demonstration Squad, Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI.org.uk), 3 August 2017.
  2. Press notice - 'Minded to' decisions relating to anonymity applications: Special Demonstration Squad, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 21 June 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 'Minded to' decisions relating to anonymity applications: Special Demonstration Squad Ruling on HN122, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 23 May 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 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 9 and Ruling 8, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 23 May 2018.
  5. 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 Demonstrations Squad: Directions, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 19 April 2018.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 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.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 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 2, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 14 November 2017.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Mick Creedon, Operation Herne: Report 2 - Allegations of Peter Francis, Metropolitan Police Service, March 2014.
  9. 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.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 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 February 2018 (accessed 1 March 2018).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 List of documents relating to SOS officers - published 09 July 2018, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 9 July 2018.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Publication of documents relating to anonymity applications: National Public Order Intelligence Unit & Special Demonstration Squad, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 9 July 2018.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 13.6 13.7 Sir John Mitting, In the matter of section 19(3) of the Inquiries Act 2005 Application for restriction order in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad 'Minded To' Note 6 and Ruling 5, Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI.org.uk), 22 March 2018 (accessed 28 March 2018).
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 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, 3 July 2018.
  15. Undercover Policing Inquiry, Update of Cover names page, ucpi.org.uk, 17 April 2018.
  16. Email to core participants, '20180619_UCPI_to_all_CPs_HN65_HN351_HN354', Undercover Policing Inquiry, 19 June 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 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 Special Demonstration Squad - 'Minded To' Note 5, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 7 March 2018.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Press notice - ‘Minded-to’ anonymity: Special Demonstration Squad Officers (HN13, HN296, HN304, HN339, HN340, HN354, HN356/124, HN61, HN819, HN109, HN9, HN66), Undercover Policing Inquiry, 15 January 2018.
  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 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 3, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 15 January 2018.
  20. Press Notice: 'Minded to' note: applications for restriction orders in respect of real and cover names of officers of the National Public Order Intelligence Unit and its predecessor/successor units, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 2 May 2018.
  21. Email to core participants, '20180607_UCPI_to_all_CPs_HN67_HN68_HAB_CP19', Undercover Policing Inquiry, 7 June 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names.
  22. John Mitting, In the matter of section 19(3) of the Inquiries Act 2005 Application for restriction order in respect of the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad Ruling 5 , Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI.org.uk), 3 August 2017.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Mark Ellison, Possible corruption and the role of undercover policing in the Stephen Lawrence case, Stephen Lawrence Independent Review, Vol. 1, Gov.UK, March 2014
  24. 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 10 and Ruling 9, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 6 June 2018.
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 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: Ruling, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 15 May 2018.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Email to core participants, '20180626_UCPI_to_all_CPs_publishing_HN80_HN88_HN90_HN106_HN340', Undercover Policing Inquiry, 26 June 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names
  27. Email to core participants, '20180814-UCPI_to_all_CPs-HN82_cover_name', Undercover Policing Inquiry, 14 August 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names.
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 28.3 Counsel to the Inquiry's Explanatory note to accompany the 'Minded-To' Note (2) in respect for restrictions over the real and cover names of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 14 November 2017.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 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.
  30. 30.0 30.1 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, 11 January 2018.
  31. 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 Directions following publication of 'Minded to' note 8, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 26 April 2018.
  32. 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.
  33. Sir John Mitting, Supplementary 'Minded-To', Undercover Policing Inquiry, 23 October 2017 (accessed 23 October 2017 via UCPI.org.uk).
  34. Transcript of hearing of 21 November 2017, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 21 November 2017.
  35. Sir John Mitting, On the application of HN104 for a restriction order in respect of his real name, Undercover Policing Inquiry", 20 December 2017.
  36. Sir John Mitting, Application for a restriction order in respect of HN104 - Direction, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 17 July 2018.
  37. 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.
  38. 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 name of officers of the Special Operations Squad and the Special Demonstration Squad - Update as at 30 July 2018, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 30 July 2018.
  39. Email to core participants, '20180717_UCPI_to_all_CPs_publishing_HN25_HN200_direction_HN104', Undercover Policing Inquiry, 14 July2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.u/cover-names.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Email to core participants, '20180501_UCPI_to_all_CPs_publishing_HN3_HN19_HN20_HN60_HN218_HN353', Undercover Research Group, 1 May 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names.
  41. 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 - Ruling, Undercover Policing Inquiry, 20 February 2018 (accessed 4 March 2018).
  42. Brian Lockie, HN241 Risk assessment (open version), Metropolitan Police, 3 October 2017 (accessed via ucpi.org.uk).
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 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, Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI.org.uk), 3 August 2017.
  44. Email to core participants, '20180208 UPCI to all CPs - HN343 and HN347 cover names', Undercover Research Group, 8 February 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names.
  45. Email to core participants, '20180913-UCPI_to_all_CPs-publishing_HN344', Undercover Policing Inquiry, 13 September 2018, referencing update of the webpage UCPI.org.uk/cover-names.