On The Runs inquiry finds system flawed but not unlawful

A controversial Government scheme that assured around 190 Irish republicans they were not wanted by UK police was "systematically flawed" but not unlawful, a judge-led inquiry had found.

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Findings into secret letters sent to 'On The Runs' due

The results of a judicial review into secret letters sent to Northern Ireland's "On The Runs" telling them they were no longer wanted, are to be published.

Lady Justice Dame Heather Hallett has previously overseen the inquiry into the 7/7 bombings. Credit: PA

Lady Justice Hallett's review into letters sent by authorities to republican terrorism suspects was ordered by David Cameron earlier this year.

The scheme was made public when the trial collapsed of a man suspected of the 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombing.

Police in Northern Ireland mistakenly told John Downey in 2007 that he was no longer being sought by Scotland Yard.

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