PSNI apologise for police involvement in 'brutal murder'

PSNI Chief Matt Baggott offered his apologies to the family of Pat Finucane for the role the police played in his "brutal" murder. He said:

"The report findings are unequivocal and we accept them fully. It is clear that the murder of Mr Finucane should never have happened."

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) replaced the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in 2000.

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State role in Finucane murder

British government agents played "key roles" in the 1989 murder of Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane, a report has found. There had been long-running allegations of state collusion in his death.