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Met 'to pay £425,000' to victim of undercover cop

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The Metropolitan police are to pay £425,000 to a woman who unknowingly had a baby with an undercover police officer, it is reported.

The woman, who has only been identified as Jacqui, said she received psychiatric treatment and even contemplated suicide after discovering the father's true identity in a newspaper in 2012.

Undercover officer Bob Lambert had abandoned her and her child 24 years earlier.

The pair first met when Lambert posed as a long-haired left wing radical in 1984.

But in reality, he was a member of a secret police unit on a five-year mission to infiltrate environmental and animal rights groups.

In an interview with The Guardian, Jacqui said the pay out - the first of its kind - would not bring her any closure as the police had yet to admit any wrongdoing.

Previously she said she felt like she had been "raped by the state".

The Met said they "unreservedly apologise for any pain and suffering" the relationship caused.

Ten more women are currently trying to sue the Met over claims they suffered emotional trauma after discovering their boyfriends were undercover officers.


Doctor tested for Ebola in NYC named as Craig Spencer

A doctor being tested for Ebola at a New York City hospital has been identified Craig Spencer from Harlem, New York City Councilman Mark Levine said.

Hours after Spencer was taken to Bellevue Hospital to undergo tests after complaining of fever and gastrointestinal discomfort, authorities were discussing possible evacuation of the Harlem apartment building where he lived, Levine added.

Dr Spencer had been working in West Africa with Doctors Without Borders before returning to the United States.

Salmond: 'Door is not closed' on return to Westminster

It is rumoured Alex Salmond may run for the Gordon constituency in Scotland. Credit: PA

Alex Salmond has said the "door is not closed" on a return to Westminster.

The former Scottish first minister told BBC's Question Time he had "absolutely decisively" not made up his mind on whether he would consider becoming an MP again.

But he said: "You'll have to wait and see."

Salmond served as an SNP MP between 1987 and 2010 for Banff and Buchan.

Since he announced he was standing down as SNP leader and first minister after the No vote triumph in the Scottish referendum, rumours have circulated he may return as an MP.

It is thought he might run for the Gordon constituency in Scotland, which overlaps with his Holyrood seat.


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Passport refusal may have sparked furious Ottawa attack

Police now say that they believe Michael Zehaf-Bibeau did act alone, in other words this was the classic lone wolf attack that is so difficult to prevent and to anticipate.

Zehaf-Bibeau was not one of the 93 so-called aspirational jihadist who was actually under active surveillance but he had applied for a passport and that application had been denied.

Police are now saying that it may have been that set back that actually triggered the attack on parliament. In other words it was an act of fury for not being able to join the jihadist struggle in the heartland of Iraq and Syria.

But it does here, for counter terrorism officials and for police far beyond Canada just how many others are there who may still try and emulate what Zehaf-Bibeau did here yesterday.

Slain soldier's dogs look mournful at family home

A picture of two dogs owned by Cpl Nathan Cirillo, who was shot and killed at the War Memorial in Ottawa yesterday, shows the pair looking sadly out at the press outside his home.

Cpl Nathan Cirillo pictured with one of the dogs. Credit: Facebook

Officer's son: I'd be happy to execute Roberts myself

The son of murdered police officer Pc Geoffrey Fox has told ITV News he would be "happy" to execute killer Harry Roberts himself.

Speaking after Roberts' release was approved by the Parole Board, Paul Fox said: "If they gave me the opportunity I'd be quite happy to execute him myself.

"I think [if] you live by the sword you die by the sword... personally I think the whole justice system is a joke."

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