The Metropolitan Police have published the manual used to train undercover spies to infiltrate protest groups for the first time.

The so-called ‘tradecraft’ manual, given to members of the Met’s Special Demonstration Squad, instructs new recruits on how to steal the identities of dead babies using methods inspired by a Frederick Forsyth novel.

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