Scotland Yard will remain silent over claims that undercover officers spied on Hillsborough campaigners “to protect national security and undercover police tactics”, the force has said.It refused a Freedom of Information request by the magazine Private Eye for files on the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and the Hillsborough Family Support Group amid claims the campaigners were put under surveillance.

The force has a policy to neither confirm nor deny what police moles have been up to, in a bid to protect officers who work undercover.It said in a statement: “We have been asked in recent days whether undercover officers were deployed into the Hillsborough campaign.

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