Commenting on the news that the Metropolitan Police are investigating a further case of alleged involvement in torture by UK security services, Edward Davey said:
“The allegations of the UK’s complicity in torture are rapidly reaching crisis point.
“Police investigations into individual cases are welcome and necessary. But it is becoming increasingly clear that these cases can no longer be seen as isolated incidents. There have been a series of allegations which paint a picture of complicity in torture.
“We now desperately need to see a judicial inquiry into all aspects of the British Government’s alleged involvement in torture. Even former Attorney General Lord Goldsmith has backed calls for an inquiry – Gordon Brown cannot hide from this any longer.”