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Cops stonewall investigation into police surveillance of Janet Alder

by Annette Mackin
Issue No. 2381

Janet Alder has campaigned for 15 years for justice for her brother

Janet Alder has campaigned for 15 years for justice for her brother (Pic: Guy Smallman)


Two police officers are stonewalling the investigation into the police surveillance of Janet Alder by refusing to answer questions put by investigators.

Janet is the sister of former soldier Christopher Alder, who died in police custody in Hull in 1998. 

It was revealed in July this year that Janet was watched by police as she fought for justice during the 2000 inquest into her brother’s death.

Two officers, one retired and one still serving who were involved in the operation, are being questioned by the IPCC. 

“As I was sitting through all that trauma during the inquest, they were finding out ways to spy on me,” Janet told Socialist Worker. 

“If everything was as straightforward as they were making out, you’ve got to ask yourself, why were they watching me?

“It has been constant intimidation attempts from day one.”


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Tue 26 Nov 2013, 17:39 GMT
Issue No. 2381
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