MI5 asked police to spy on political activities of children, inquiry hears

Schoolchildren as young as 14 targeted in 1975 for links to ‘subversive’ anti-fascist and socialist organisations

MI5 asked police chiefs to collect information about the political activities of schoolchildren as young as 14, a public inquiry into undercover policing has heard.

The request – circulated to chief constables throughout Britain in 1975 – was approved by the head of the Security Service and a senior Whitehall official.

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