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Private investigators accessed police files, says leaked report

Publié par Clifford Armion le 30/03/2012

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David Batty

Private investigators linked to organised crime gangs accessed and deleted police intelligence records, according to a leaked report.

A confidential report by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) in 2008, shown to Channel 4 News, warned the Home Office that private investigators were using corrupt serving and former officers to delete intelligence files from the national police computer and other databases and access details of police operations.

The eight-page report, which is understood to have been passed to the Leveson inquiry, described unauthorised access to details of current investigations, the location of witnesses under police protection, the identity of informants and the provision of counter-surveillance techniques.
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"Private investigators accessed police files, says leaked report", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 29/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/private-investigators-accessed-police-files-says-leaked-report