Comment on Operation Midland

Published: 12 Feb 2021

We are on the public record in relation to our Operation Kentia investigation.

Operation Kentia investigated police conduct around applications for search warrants made by the MPS as part of Operation Midland. The investigation found no evidence that police officers had deliberately misled a district court judge, but found gaps in processes and systems.

We have also previously gone on the public record to address criticisms in an opinion piece published in The Guardian last year.

The outcomes from the learning recommendations from our investigation have also been published. Operation Kentia made 16 recommendations to improve policing practice, which will result in national changes to the application and checking of search warrants, as well as significant changes to policy and practices within the MPS. Of the nine recommendations made to the MPS, all have been accepted.

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Corruption and abuse of power