Handler of undercover cop accused of having sex with green activists, bedded four himself, a tribunal has heard
- A police handler called N10 had sexual relationships with four activists
- N10 was managing James Boyling who was fired from the Met Police in 2018
A police handler who managed an undercover officers had sex with four activists himself, a tribunal has heard.
The detective inspector, referred to as ‘N10’, admitted having sexual relationships with four environmental campaigners between 1983 and 1987, a disciplinary tribunal was told.
N10 previously managed detective constable James Boyling, who was fired from his job in 2018 for having a relationship with a Reclaim the Streets activist while undercover, according to the BBC.
Boyling is currently facing new misconduct proceedings relating to a six month relationship he had with another woman, known as Monica in 1997.
However, the disciplinary heard his manager in the Metropolitan Police, N10, also had sexual relationships with four different activists and got one of them pregnant.
Undercover officer James Boyling (pictured) was fired from the Metropolitan Police in 2018 for having a relationship with an activist while undercover
James Boyling’s (pictured) police handler also admitted having sexual relationships with four activists
Another officer in the shadowy Special Demonstration Squad unit, referred to only as N11, also had sexual relations with female activists, the panel in Southwark was told.
Although such relationships were not explicitly forbidden, as refusing them could blow an undercover officer’s cover, detectives were advised to ensure they were ‘fleeting’ and ‘disastrous,’ the panel heard.
Boyling failed to tell his bosses about his relationship with Monica that began when they kissed outside a pub following an event, before they returned to Boyling’s undercover flat in Dulwich, south east London.
The pair later attended Glastonbury Festival and an Earth First gathering together and were ‘definitely known as a couple,’ the tribunal heard.
Monica was left ‘very, very angry’ after Boyling was exposed to be an undercover officer in a Guardian article in 2011, the panel heard.
He admits having a relationship with Monica but denies it amounts to gross misconduct.