Live updates

  1. National

'There must be rules' for undercover police officers

Rt Hon Keith Vaz, chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee, has called for a "clear code of conduct" for police officers operating undercover.

He told ITV News that cases of undercover police officers fathering children with their subjects, or using the identities of children who have died, were "abhorrent".

"This isn't James Bond, this is happening," he added.

Advertisement

Keith Vaz: 'No idea' why police would investigate

Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee Keith Vaz denied he had any questions to answer after The Daily Telegraph reported that Scotland Yard found that almost £500,000 was deposited into the MPs account over a six-year-period.

Questioned by ITV News Westminister Producer Dan Hewitt the Labour MP said the money was from "the sale and purchase of a property." He refused to name the property sale, and said the full report was available to read online.

Advertisement