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Freddie Scappaticci has denied he is Stakeknife

A police inquiry into one of the biggest spy scandals in the history of British intelligence has recommended that more than 20 people including senior(...)

An independent investigation has begun into the murders of three RUC officers in Co Armagh 37 years ago. Sergeant Sean Quinn and Constables Allan Mc(...)

  Simon Byrne who has been appointed the next chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Cheshire Constabulary/PA

The new chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is Simon Byrne, the policing board has said. On Friday evening the NI Polic(...)

Retiring Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three serving and one former senior police officer, including the man who is in charge of the investigation into the British army agent known as Stake(...)

Bedfordshire Police Chief Constable Jon Boutcher speaks to the media in Belfast to give an update on the Stakeknife investigation.Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

“If I wanted to be popular I would have got a Labrador, ” said Bedfordshire chief constable Jon Boutcher who is leading an investigation into one of t(...)

Freddie Scappaticci in west Belfast in 2003. He has been named as the British agent code-named Stakeknife. He denies this. Photograph: Pacemaker

Serving and former members of the British army as well as former members of the IRA have been questioned about the activities of the army agent Stakek(...)

In 2003, Stakeknife was widely named as west Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci but he has always strongly denied the allegation

Detectives have been granted additional time to question a man widely named as the British army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife. A team of independ(...)

Fred Scappaticci pictured in west belfast in 2003. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast

A man widely named as the UK Army’s notorious IRA agent Stakeknife has been arrested by detectives, sources said. Freddie Scappaticci has always stro(...)

Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire:  Has complained that funding cuts are limiting his office’s ability to investigate police handling of such atrocities as the IRA Enniskillen bombing and the actions of the Shankill Butchers. Photograph: John Harrison/PA Wire

Investigations into the police handling of atrocities such as the Enniskillen and La Mon bombings and the actions of the Shankill Butchers are being d(...)

Freddie Scappaticci sent a young boy “on a message”, as they say in Belfast, up to the home of 44-year-old Anthony McKiernan in January 1988, asking M(...)

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