Brooks' lawyer: 'Sinister motive to record meetings'

Duwayne Brooks' lawyer, Jane Deighton, has said that there would be no reason to record any of their meetings unless there was a "sinister motive".

Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Ms Deighton addressed claims that the Metropolitan Police secretly recorded officers' meetings with Brooks and his lawyer.

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Jane Deighton on police bugging of @duwaynebrooks. “There is no rational reason to record our meeting unless there was a sinister motive.”

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@bbcradio4 Interview with Jane Deighton on police bugging of @duwaynebrooks"It’s a scandal that anyone shd have to live through what he has"

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'It's scandalous that under the guise of briefing us they were covertly recording us." Jane Deighton on bugged meetings with @duwaynebrooks

Scotland Yard told the the BBC that its directorate of professional standards was looking into the claim and that it was being treated with “huge seriousness”.

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