About 35 women protested today in front of London police headquarters, targeting undercover police officers who had sex with women in the left-wing groups they were infiltrating. "These women were not able to give informed sexual consent," said a protester.
The phenomenon of undercover police officers using sex to get close to protesters appears to go beyond Jim Boyling, the officer who married and had children with one activist (who knew of his identity). It was first exposed in the trial of environmental activists who were accused of a plan to occupy a power station; a former undercover officer, Mark Kennedy, agreed to testify on behalf of the activists. He is now in hiding in the U.S.