The Met said the relationships were “abusive, deceitful, manipulative and wrong”.
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After a four-year legal battle, the Metropolitan police announced on Friday that the force had reached settlements with the women and published a full apology for the “totally unacceptable behaviour” of the undercover officers. The relationships, the apology said, were “abusive, deceitful, manipulative and wrong”.
The Met has also paid the women substantial undisclosed damages.
The cases involved four officers who worked on an undercover unit called the Special Demonstration Squad, Bob Lambert, John Dines, Mark Jenner, and Jim Boyling, and another from the National Public Order Intelligence Unit, Mark Kennedy. They became involved in intimate sexual relationships with members of environmental campaign groups they were trying to infiltrate from the mid-1980s to 2010.
The relationship between Lambert and a women named Jacqui led to the birth of a child and was settled in a separate case last year for more than £400,000.