Poor recordkeeping by the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) relating to the On the Runs (OTRs) scheme for fugitive IRA members may have allowed a murderer to walk free.

The NIO ran a scheme formulated by the last Labour government at the request of Sinn Fein which saw about 200 letters sent to OTRs assuring them they were not being pursued by the UK authorities.

In one case a man charged with the Hyde Park bombing walked free after he was wrongly told he was not wanted.

Read more: Belfast Telegraph

 

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