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Police are using hundreds of paid informants inside protest groups to "feed them intelligence", according to evidence handed to the Guardian.
The paper says it has obtained tapes of discussions between men claiming to be undercover officers from Strathclyde Police and a Plane Stupid activist.
The recordings appear to show money being offered for information.
The taped evidence appears to show her being offered money to reveal information about the organisation's members and tactics.
The purpose of this contact has been to ensure that any future protest activity is carried out within the law and in a manner which respects the rights of all concerned."
But Miss Gifford said police were trying to disrupt the legitimate activity of environmental groups.