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The Metropolitan Police has made an "unreserved apology" to seven women who were tricked into relationships with undercover officers.
Scotland Yard said the women were deceived "pure and simple".
The public apology and compensation covers sexual relationships conducted by officers from two now-disbanded undercover units.
In a statement, the women said it would never "make up for what we and others have endured".
Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt said that he wanted to be absolutely clear the relationships had been wrong.
He warned that any future officer who had a sexual relationship with someone they were targeting risked prosecution, even if they believed it was necessary in a life-and-death situation.
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"They were deceived pure and simple. Whether or not genuine feelings were involved on the part of any officers is entirely irrelevant and does not make the conduct acceptable."