Campaigner deceived by police spy refuses to pay legal bill

An environmental campaigner who was deceived into forming a relationship with a police spy is refusing to pay Scotland Yard a £7,000 legal bill. Helen Steel fought a four-year legal battle against police chiefs who eventually apologised for the abuse and emotional trauma she suffered from the deception. As part of the battle, she pursued a legal challenge to force the Metropolitan police to disclose that her former boyfriend, John Dines, had been an undercover officer. She incurred the bill for the police’s legal costs after she withdrew the appeal.

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Posted 29/08/2017