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Police dead kids IDs apology

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has apologised to one family for using the name of a dead child for an undercover officer. The force revealed that 42 identities were used by police investigating political activists.

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Revealing names used by police 'would put officers at risk'

The names of 42 dead children were used by undercover officers to create fake identities but their families have not been told because of the risk to police, a report said today.

Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon, who is leading an investigation into the activities of police moles, said that, while the relatives deserve an apology, revealing the names used "would and could put undercover officers at risk".

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