Kate Wilson has revealed her heartbreak when her boyfriend of two years turned out to be an undercover cop.
The activist, who met Mark Kennedy (who was going by Mark Stone) at a campaign meeting in Notitngham in 2003, has found he, along with six other people in her life, were undercover cops attempting to infiltrate what she calls "any kind of political dissent."
Seven years after they met, and five years after they split, she found out he had been lying to her the entire time, committing a "very personal betrayal" which she fears she will never get over.
She told Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard: "I sincerely hope to be able to move on, I don’t think I will ever get past what happened. The affect it has on your ability to trust in your relationships is really… I mean it affects all your memories, you can longer can trust who you are, you can no longer be sure about who you believe, and it’s not just Mark.
"Because I’m now aware of at least six other people who I’ve known in different aspects of my life who were also undercover police officers… these operations were massive."
When asked how she felt when she found out, she said: "At that moment, I was obviously devastated and it felt like a very, very personal betrayal.
"I think what’s significant now is that I didn’t just have a relationship with Mark, it wasn’t that I had a relationship with a man who lied to me… I had a relationship with an entire undercover unit.
"There were people following us around, people making decision about whether he would visit my parents that weekend or not, it wasn’t just Mark I was having the relationship with …and police have now admitted other officers did know about the relaitonship and were making decisions which impacted that relationship."
Kate is now taking her case to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal as she believes there were Metropolitan Poilice officials high up who may have known what Mark was up to and even sanctioned what she considers were activities which breached her human rights.
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