A secret Scotland Yard review of an undercover unit at the heart of the controversy over long-term infiltration of political groups concluded that the squad had been shut down because it broke official rules, newly disclosed documents reveal.

The review found that the unit – known as the Special Demonstration Squad (SDS) – operated without tight controls, ignored ethical issues and gathered information that had no use in fighting crime.

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