MPs: Undercover cops pose risk

An influential group of MPs have criticised the rules governing how undercover police officers operate, citing unacceptable sexual relationships and the "ghoulish" use of dead children's identities by cops.

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MPs condemn 'ghoulish' use of dead childrens' identities

An interim report by MPs has described the practice of undercover police "borrowing" the identities of dead children "ghoulish and disrespectful".

It found that fake identity records such as passports, driving licences and national insurance numbers had been issued using the details of the dead children.

Today's report calls for the families of the children involved to be given an "unambiguous apology" from the forces involved.

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