Police Sued Over Fake Relationship ClaimsMonday 19th November 2012
Twelve people are suing the Met Police for emotional trauma after they say they were tricked into forming intimate relationships with undercover officers.
Eleven women and a man are reportedly seeking damages following allegations that specialist officers infiltrated environmental activist groups and engaged in sexual relationships with members.
One woman claims that one of the officers fathered her child - she is planning to claim that the Met should bear some financial responsibility for its upbringing according to The Times - a landmark legal test.
Their cases have been lodged in the High Court, but the force has launched a counter-claim arguing that some cases should be heard by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal.
It will mean that it won't be heard in public.