IPCC considering level of involvement in 'smear' inquiry

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.

– Police Watchdog IPCC spokesman