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Paying out

On 24 October, the Metropolitan police agreed to pay £425,000 to a woman whose child was fathered by Bob Lambert, who she did not know was an undercover police officer.

In a statement released by her solicitors, ‘Jacqui’ said: ‘The legal case is finished but there is no closure for me. There is the money, but there is no admission by the police that what they did was wrong, no meaningful apology and most importantly no answers.

‘My world fell apart on June 14, 2012, when after 24 years I discovered my first true love, the father of my first child, was a police officer paid to spy on me and my friends.’

Police Spies Out of Lives support the legal action by eight women deceived into long-term intimate relationships with undercover police who were infiltrating environmental and social justice campaigns: www.policespiesoutoflives.org.uk