UK Undercover Police Had Children With Activists They Were Spying On

Bob Lambert. Photo: CSTPV

Bob Lambert. Photo: CSTPV

Paul Lewis and Rob Evans report for the Guardian:

Two undercover police officers secretly fathered children with political campaigners they had been sent to spy on and later disappeared completely from the lives of their offspring, the Guardian can reveal.

In both cases, the children have grown up not knowing that their biological fathers – whom they have not seen in decades – were police officers who had adopted fake identities to infiltrate activist groups. Both men have concealed their true identities from the children’s mothers for many years.

One of the spies was Bob Lambert, who has already admitted that he tricked a second woman into having a long-term relationship with him, as part of an intricate attempt to bolster his credibility as a committed campaigner.

The second police spy followed the progress of his child and the child’s mother by reading confidential police reports which tracked the mother’s political activities and life.

The disclosures are likely to intensify the controversy over the long-running police operation to infiltrate and sabotage protest groups.

Police chiefs claim that undercover officers are strictly forbidden from having sexual relationships with the activists they are spying on, describing the situations as “grossly unprofessional” and “morally wrong”.

But that claim has been undermined as many of the officers who have been unmasked have admitted to, or have been accused of, having sex with the targets of their surveillance.

Last month eight women who say they were duped into forming long-term intimate relationships of up to nine years with five undercover policemen started unprecedented legal action. They say they have suffered immense emotional trauma and pain over the relationships, which spanned the period from 1987 to 2010.

Until now it was not known that police had secretly fathered children while living undercover. One of them is Lambert, who adopted a fake persona to infiltrate animal rights and environmental groups in the 1980s.

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11 Comments on "UK Undercover Police Had Children With Activists They Were Spying On"

  1. I wish my job involved getting women pregnant.

  2. Fuck the police.

    The penalty for this should be to lose their balls.

  3. DeepCough | Jan 22, 2012 at 12:18 pm |

    Clearly, these police were “in too deep.”

  4. Hope these so-called ‘police’ are shown to be the absolute brain-dead automatons that they have proven themselves to be. 

    They should be held in the same light/ the same acrimony that is given to our lovely catholic priests with their propensity for pedophilia.  Sickos!

    They seem to be the total and absolute opposite of what  the public wants, and yet still try to justify their actions by saying/acting/pretending to do what-ever they have done for the ‘greater good’.

    Really!??!? The ‘greater good’?!?
    You have pretended to love someone that you really were just ‘investigating’ and didn’t really care about – at least you didn’t care about that particular person nor the people that you affected  – any more than you cared about the ‘organization’ that you consistently bent over for and allowed to sodomize you in the efforts to gain this ‘information’ for this nefarious ‘organization’.

    You made a child with this person and then ran away and hid like a freaking loser (to protect your ‘investigation?!?!?!)

    Humans aren’t important to these type of people.  Only ‘human organizations’.  I.E. clubs, groups, cults, societies, churches, governments…some people just need to give up  their entire identity to a ‘group’ because they are weak and shallow and need to identify with a group collective in order to feel like they have ANY value in life at all.

    People like that just make me want to become an animal rights activist and just give any and every right to the animals…f$ck the humans – they like to lie to each other/hurt each other…just to achieve their own selfish goals.

    • agreeeee! | Jan 22, 2012 at 2:39 pm |

      You are absolutely right! It is out of weakness that people join their so called cause! But when it comes down to it, who do they think they are to control what others say and do. 
      Activist see and need and respond. They see or feel an injustice and want to help. This is democracy. To put someone weak in charge of controlling them is what causes a greater injustice. It is socialism. They have become what they feared! 

  5. Jeez, how many non-police officers have done this just to get laid?   Who knows if they actually fell for the women they were investigating.   The one officers followed the life of the women and child. That does not sound like someone who is heatless.  They just got too involved.

  6. Hadrian999 | Jan 23, 2012 at 1:03 am |

    every activist org needs to assign it’s membership into cells or squads and each squad needs to have a counter-intelligence officer to combat enemy infiltration.if you want to change anything you will be attacked by by the power structure, loose and undisciplined organization makes it to easy to be infiltrated and coopted

  7. Disgusting souls…of course they are narcs.

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