A London police force is being sued over claims that it used two undercover dwarfs to carry out an anti-terror search.
A Russian doctor is claiming £55,000 saying City of London Police officers also sexually assaulted him and took his DNA to carry out "covert biological experiments".
Dr Alexander Sobko, of South Kensington, claims the "smiling" dwarfs approached him at a bus stop and searched him under the Terrorism Act. The case will be considered by a High Court judge and the City force has engaged lawyers at taxpayers' expense to defend the action.
A City police spokesman said: "We have instructed lawyers to contest the allegations."