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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.

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PSNI: We are saddened and disappointed by review

PSNI Chief Matt Baggott said he fully accepted the findings of the de Silva report and the force would review the findings "carefully" before taking any action.

The police service are to keep people safe, and we are very saddened and disappointed by these findings. As I have said before, this murder should never have happened, and now there needs to be due process and we will analyse the findings of the review.

Mr Baggot would not say whether officers responsible for making threats against Mr Finucane would be identified or investigated. He said the killing could not happen in Northern Ireland today.

We have a very different way of policing now. We are in a very very different place than we were. We still rely on intelligence in a number of ways today, but it is a totally different world.

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