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Keir Starmer: No systemic failure at CPS

Failures by police and prosecutors led to the collapse of a controversial trial involving an undercover police officer, a report has said.

The case failed when it emerged that the officer, Mark Kennedy, had infiltrated and potentially entrapped environmental activists.

In a report into the affair, retired judge Sir Christopher Rose said that if the Crown Prosecution Service's reviewing lawyer, Ian Cunningham, had fully understood Mark Kennedy's role, nobody would have been tried.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer, told BBC Newsnight that he would look into individual cases of concern, but saw no evidence for systemic failure at the CPS.

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