On 13 April 2009, Nottinghamshire Police arrested 114 climate change protestors discussing an occupation of the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. Among those arrested was one Mark Stone. Following his exposure of undercover police officer Mark Kennedy, the case was deemed a serious miscarriage of justice and helped launch the undercover policing scandal into the public conscience.
In the aftermath, there were a number of official reports examining what went wrong. Subsequently there emerged disclosure relating directly to Mark Kennedy, including intelligence reports from his unit, the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU). These have shed considerable light on the operations of the NPOIU and its intersection with mainstream policing.
This page assembles the disclosure that emerged from the NPOIU, a Special Branch unit, along side the official reports that were released, as well as several other pieces of supporting material.
The names of some of those campaigners mentioned in the disclosure have been redacted at their request.
Also see: Operation Aeroscope – a re-examination.
Caveat: these files may only represent a small fraction of the total files held. Also, what police officers report to their superiors is not necessarily factually correct.