Marco Jacobs Bibliography

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

Part of a series on
undercover police officers
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Alias: Mark ‘Marco’ Jacobs
Deployment: 2004-09
Anarchist direct action networks

This page collects together references on the undercover police officer known only as ‘Mark’ or ‘Marco Jacobs’ (last updated 1 March 2015).

Also see:

Printed media

Books and book chapters

  • Rob Evans & Paul Lewis, Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police, Faber & Faber, 2013.[1]
  • Tom Anderson, ‘Infiltrated, Intimidated and Undermined: How Police Infiltration Can Mute Political Dissent - An Interview with Verity Smith, from Cardiff Anarchist Network’ in Rebecca Fisher (ed.), Managing Democracy Managing Dissent, Corporate Watch, 2013 (accessed 17 June 2014).

Journal articles

Newspaper articles

These newspaper articles are sorted by title and then chronologically.

The Guardian and The Observer

The Independent and Independent On Sunday

Daily Mail and Mail On Sunday

The Times and The Sunday Times

Online media

Blog posts, forum postings & non-mainstream website articles

Indymedia posts and comments

Online-only mainstream media articles

Audio/video material

Radio programmes

Legal & legislative documents

This section includes court judgments and evidence before Parliamentary committees.


  1. Almost all of the material about ‘Jacobs’ is contained in chapter 13, ‘The Clown and the Truck Driver’, between pages 226 and p234. All further references to him outside these pages are generally alongside ‘Watson’ and for the purposes of a yardstick against which to measure the actions of Mark Kennedy.
  2. Note that whilst this article does not explicitly reference ‘Marco Jacobs’, it seems reasonable, on the balance of probabilities, to infer from the context that he is the male officer referred to “whose identity was compromised [and who] has been moved for security reasons”. ‘Watson’ and ‘Jacobs’ were essentially ‘outed’ publicly at the same time, to the extent that they were initially referred to as ‘Officer A’ and ‘Officer B’.