Five children whose mother was shot and crippled by police in 1985 are to receive substantial damages in compensation from the Metropolitan Police, Channel 4 News can reveal.
Grave allegations, basic democratic freedoms undermined, deceitful relationships, profound questions of racial equality - at last the public inquiry into undercover policing is underway.
A Met Police officer is in a stable condition in hospital after being shot during an armed operation in the Hackney area of east London. A man was arrested at the scene.
The family of Cherry Groce, shot and crippled by a firearms officer in her Brixton home in 1985, is to sue for damages.