Humberside Police inquest spy officers 'acting on orders' - BBC News

Humberside Police inquest spy officers 'acting on orders' - BBC News

Janet Alder

Image caption

The hearing was told on the orders of "higher-ranking officers"

Two police officers accused of spying on the sister of a man who died in custody who had been acting on orders, a misconduct panel heard.

Former paratrooper Christopher Alder, 37, died in Hull in 1998. An inquest found he died unlawfully.

The two officers, who appeared at a Humberside Police misconduct hearing in Goole earlier.

They are accused of gross misconduct over the unauthorized surveillance of Janet Alder.