Statewatch article: RefNo# 32101
UK: Police spies stole identities of dead children - Exclusive: Undercover officers created aliases based on details found in birth and death records, Guardian investigation reveals
Statewatch News Online, February 2013
"Britain's largest police force stole the identities of an estimated 80 dead children and issued fake passports in their names for use by undercover police officers. The Metropolitan police secretly authorised the practice for covert officers infiltrating protest groups without consulting or informing the children's parents. The details are revealed in an investigation by the Guardian, which has established how over three decades generations of police officers trawled through national birth and death records in search of suitable matches."

See reports from The Guardian:
- Police spies stole identities of dead children - Exclusive: Undercover officers created aliases based on details found in birth and death records, Guardian investigation reveals
- Police spy: 'I thought, how would they feel about their son's name being used - 'Undercover officers were conflicted about 'jackal run' tactic of using identities of dead children
- Police spies scandal: call for public inquiry - Former director of public prosecutions calls for inquiry after revelations that officers stole identities of dead children

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