No charges over Tube shooting probe leak

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No-one will face criminal charges over the alleged leaking of confidential documents from the official inquiry into the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, it emerged today.

A 43-year-old woman, a former secretary at the Independent Police Complaints Commission, and two other people were arrested during an investigation into the leak by Leicestershire Police.

The alleged leak, to ITN, led to ITV News reporting details from the inquiry which appeared to contradict much of what had previously been believed about the shooting at Stockwell Tube station in south London last year.

The revelations led to claims of a cover-up and to the de Menezes family demanding the resignation of Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair.

Leicestershire Police carried out an investigation into the alleged leak following a request from Scotland Yard.

However, in a statement today the force said: "No further action is to be taken against three people arrested as part of a Leicestershire Constabulary investigation into the leak of confidential IPCC documents relating to the death of Jean Charles de Menezes.

"The decision has been taken after discussion with the Crown Prosecution Service.

"A 43-year-old woman, a former employee of the IPCC, was arrested by Leicestershire Constabulary in connection with the investigation into the leak on September 21 last year. In October, a 30-year-old woman and a 29-year-old man were arrested.

"Leicestershire Constabulary carried out the investigation into the leak at the request of the Metropolitan Police Service."