We have been notified a referral will be made by the Metropolitan Police Service in relation to today's Guardian story about undercover officers and the Lawrence family.
We are expecting to receive information from the MPS in connection with the new allegations which may raise potential conduct matters concerning officers from the MPS' Special Demonstration Squad, which will be considered before making a decision on the level of IPCC involvement.
Doreen Lawrence has said it will "take a while to gain trust" after she met with the Metropolitan Police commissioner over smear claims.
Scotland Yard has been confronted with another accusation of underhand tactics in its investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
The father of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence said he felt "betrayed" by allegations the Met Police tried to smear his family.