Published 21st April 2021

Undercover Policing Inquiry

The second stage of Inquiry hearings will hear an opening statement on behalf of Celia Stubbs on 21 April. Celia Stubbs is the partner of Blair Peach who was killed by a police officer at an anti-racism demonstration in Southall on 23 April 1979. Celia was spied upon whilst campaigning for justice for Blair’s killing and will give her evidence to the Inquiry on 6 May 2021.

No police officers were ever brought to justice for the killing of Blair Peach. While an internal police report criticised the officers for deliberately obstructing the investigation into the events, undercover police officers in the Special Demonstration Squad were spying on Celia Stubbs as she campaigned for accountability and justice.

The Inquiry will hold a minute’s silence at 10am on Friday 23 April for Blair Peach.

Celia’s opening statement can be viewed here at 1pm on Thursday 22 April. Celia was interviewed for Channel 4 in advance of the hearings, here.

Simon Creighton and Molly Cox are acting with Matthew Ryder of Matrix Chambers and Sam Jacobs of Doughty Street Chambers

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