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Someone keeps on putting up awkward anti-police posters outside Scotland Yard

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New Scotland Yard

A series of posters alleging police corruption and deaths in custody have been spotted on bus stops around London this weekend.

The shady anarchist network the Special Patrol Group are thought to be behind the installation of the posters, which were designed by STRIKE! magazine, in locations including outside the Metropolitan Police headquarters at New Scotland Yard and the Royal Courts of Justice.

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The Royal Courts of Justice

Posters have also reportedly been erected in Peckham, New Cross, Elephant & Castle, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Waterloo, Camberwell and Brixton

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Westmoreland Road, near Elephant & Castle

The messages on the posters, which mimic the Met Police's own "confidence campaign" posters, reference instances of police bribery uncovered in Operation Tiberius and the high number of deaths in police custody, which home secretary Theresa May pledged to investigate with a "major independent review" in a speech last month.

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New Cross

When contacted by i100.co.uk, a spokesperson for the Met said the force was unaware of posters outside Scotland Yard but had acted to remove some “purporting to be from the MPS” on Lewisham high street and Coldharbour Lane, Brixton on Sunday.

The emergence of the posters follows on from a similar campaign in December, which saw officers cordon off posters with police tape before having them removed.


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