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Statement from DPP Keir Starmer QC on Ratcliffe on Soar power station cases

09/06/2011

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC said: "In light of growing concerns about the non-disclosure of material relating to the activities of an undercover police officer in the Ratcliffe on Soar power station cases, I have decided that I will set up an independent inquiry, conducted by a senior legal figure, to work in tandem with the IPCC inquiry into the matter which began in January 2011 . The two inquiries will have full access to all the available evidence, whether held by the police or the CPS, and will share information. They will also share their provisional findings before final reports are drawn up.

 "This arrangement will provide independent scrutiny of the actions of both the police and the CPS in relation to the disclosure issues arising from the Ratcliffe on Soar power station cases. It is an arrangement supported by the IPCC and the Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire. Until the two inquiries report, it is important that no conclusions are drawn about any individuals involved in this matter."

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