Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe
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'I apologise for the offence caused'

Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe apologises for the "shock and offence" caused by the practice by which undercover police officers assumed the identities of 42 dead children.

Undercover police officers assumed the identities of 42 dead children, but their families will not be told which IDs were used, a report has confirmed.

The Metropolitan Police has apologised for the "shock and offence" caused by the practice.

Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said: "It's clearly caused some concern for the families."

  • 16 Jul
  • From the section UK