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IPCC takes legal action against Met Police

Scotland Yard has been taken to court over how it handles complaints regarding its use of controversial counter-terrorism powers.

Scotland Yard has been taken to court by IPCC Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it filed papers at the High Court yesterday after the Metropolitan Police refused to reveal the results of investigations into its use of Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act.

Legal action calling for a judicial review was taken in "direct response" to complaints by community groups that innocent Muslims have been targeted, the IPCC said.

Schedule 7 gives officers the power to stop, question and detain people at ports of entry and departure, such as airports, even if wrongdoing is not suspected.