It is feared reports of police collusion in Northern Ireland could deepen divisions between Republicans ahead of a crucial week for the peace process. An inquiry has found certain informants, members of the banned loyalist UVF, were allowed to get away with murder and other serious crimes. However, prosecutors say charges are unlikely.
Report author Nuala O’ Loan: “Police officers today are as shocked as you are and as shocked as I am by what has occurred. It was systematic, it was practice. You know, they will make their own arguments about why it happened, all I can say to you is that what happened should not have happened.”