Monday 4 October 2021

Edward David Jones ('Bob the Builder, Dave, Edge') (Special Demonstration Squad), 2021



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Dave Jones' first deployment covered the first half of 2001, when he served with the National Public Order Intelligence Unit targeting anarchist groups Movement Against Monarchy and the WOMBLES, both of which were receiving considerable media attention at the time. In this, he joined his fellow NPOIU officer Rod Richardson who had become active in both groups the previous year.

Nevertheless, he was subsequently redeployed using the same cover name and legend from 2005 to 2007 into climate justice group London Rising Tide, this time for the Special Demonstration Squad. As such he was one of the last officers sent undercover by that unit before it was disbanded (see also under HN30 for more details there).