Rogue elements within the police and army in Northern Ireland helped loyalist paramilitaries to murder Catholics in the late 1980s, the UK’s most senior police officer has said. The Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s report into collusion between the security forces and loyalist paramilitaries also found that military intelligence in Northern Ireland helped to prolong the Troubles. Sir John Stevens said informants and agents “were allowed to operate without effective control and to participate in terrorist crimes”. The latest report, called Stevens Three, found that members of the RUC and Army colluded with the largest loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA), to murder Catholics. Full Story
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