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Cambridge students 'spied on'

Police officers tried to spy on students at Cambridge University, according to a report in the Guardian. Footage obtained by the newspaper appears to show an officer trying to persuade an activist to become an informant in return for money.

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Liberty: Parliament 'must act' over police spy claims

Human Rights campaign group Liberty has called on Parliament to act over allegations police 'tried to spy' on Cambridge University students.

It said 'proper judicial checks' on police surveillance were 'badly overdue'.

And it warned that if protest groups were now considered 'fair game' it undermined policing and democracy itself.

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