The Pitchford Inquiry

Our investigations aim to support the preparations for the independent, judge-led inquiry into the undercover scandal, we wrote when we set up this blog in January 2015. Meanwhile the Pitchford Inquiry has begun, and we have decided to take part, … Continue reading

Why did Operation Herne publish obviously wrong dates on #spycop Roger Pearce’ career?

Peter Salmon and Eveline Lubbers, Undercover Research Group, 11 April 2017 Recently the Pitchford Inquiry confirmed Roger Pearce as a former undercover police officer (as ‘Roger Thorley’); the Undercover Research Group had already exposed him last year. We had managed … Continue reading

Top Officers ‘Blocking’ Spycops Inquiry’s Work – Morning Star

From the Morning Star by Conrad Landin, 6 April 2017. Pitchford participant blasts undercover police for ‘preventing disclosure’ Police chiefs are using “blocking tactics” to “prevent disclosure,” a preliminary hearing of the undercover policing inquiry heard yesterday. Christopher Pitchford, who is … Continue reading

Roger Pearce confirmed as spycop

Dónal O’Driscoll, Undercover Research Group, 29 March 2017. Today, the Pitchford Inquiry into undercover policing confirmed that former Special Branch commander Roger Pearce had been a spycop. This was something that the Undercover Research Group had first publicly identified in … Continue reading