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A SPYCOP who infiltrated the Stephen Lawrence campaign was named today as David Hagan for the first time on the Undercover Policing Inquiry website.
The police mole infiltrated groups that backed the fight for justice campaign, including the Movement for Justice.
The officer joined the group in the late 1990s at about the time the public inquiry began into Mr Lawrence’s death in south-east London, remaining a member for two or three years before he disappeared.
During the inquiry, he met then acting detective inspector Richard Walton, who was working on Scotland Yard’s final submissions to the probe and passed on information, including that Mr Lawrence’s parents had separated.
In 2014 a report on undercover policing alleged that Mr Walton “obtained information pertaining to the Lawrence family and their supporters, potentially undermining the inquiry and public confidence.”
It is the first time Mr Lawrence’s parents have been informed of the name used and neither has yet commented.
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