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Peterborough Council: ‘Offensive’ to hold sexual abusers to account

The highly publicised outpouring of details about sexual abuse by men in positions of power has seen a decisive response from many of the institutions involved. Not so with Peterborough City Council, who take a strong line defending Councillor Andy Coles despite the appalling facts about his abuse of women. In the 1990s, Coles abused his power as an undercover police officer to groom a … Continue reading Peterborough Council: ‘Offensive’ to hold sexual abusers to account

Spycops Relationships are Torture, Inhuman or Degrading

It’s been more than two years since the Metropolitan Police apologised for Special Demonstration Squad officers abusing their power to deceive women they spied on into relationships. The extraordinary admission went into some detail: ‘relationships like these should never have happened. They were wrong and were a gross violation of personal dignity and integrity… ‘Firstly, none of the women with whom the undercover officers had … Continue reading Spycops Relationships are Torture, Inhuman or Degrading

New Leafleting in Coles Council Ward

We have now leafleted the entirety of Andy Coles’ Fletton & Woodston ward, so we’ve had a new leaflet printed and on Saturday 2nd December we started going round again. We will continue until he resigns from positions of public trust. Whilst we meet a lot of support from the public in Peterborough, we hear a lot of defensive questions from people involved with the … Continue reading New Leafleting in Coles Council Ward

VIDEO: Jessica on Sexual Abuse by Andy Coles

Whilst Andy Coles was undercover in the 1990s, he groomed ‘Jessica’ into a sexual relationship. As soon as the former Special Demonstration Squad officer was exposed in May 2017, he resigned as Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire. However, he is hanging on to other positions of civic trust, notably as a member of Peterborough City Council. On 16 September 2017, Jessica travelled to … Continue reading VIDEO: Jessica on Sexual Abuse by Andy Coles

Leafleting Andy Coles’ Ward on Saturday

This Saturday, 28th October, we will be leafleting houses in Councillor Andy Coles’ Fletton & Woodston ward to tell his electorate about his past and ask that they join the call for him to resign. If you would like to join us, we’re meeting outside Peterborough Town Hall on Bridge Street at noon and walking out to the ward. If you would like to join … Continue reading Leafleting Andy Coles’ Ward on Saturday

Human Rights Abuser Andy Coles' banner, Peterborough Town Hall, 11 Oct 2017

Protest at Peterborough Council meeting, 11 October 2017

Last Wednesday saw a protest outside Peterborough Town Hall calling for Councillor Andy Coles to resign. Those attending the council meeting inside were given leaflets detailing Coles’ shameful past as an officer in the disgraced Special Demonstration Squad. Protesters from a broad spectrum of Peterborough’s political persuasions, as well as representatives from ‘spycops’ victims groups, also leafleted and spoke with hundreds of passers-by. There was … Continue reading Protest at Peterborough Council meeting, 11 October 2017

The campaign to sack Andy Coles

Since Andy Coles’ secret was revealed in May, there have been continuous calls for him to resign his seat on Peterborough City Council. Council meetings have been leafleted, talks have been given, houses in his Fletton & Woodston ward have been leafleted, as has Conservative Party campaign headquarters in London. The Council say they have no power to remove him, and so he would have … Continue reading The campaign to sack Andy Coles