Stephen Otter
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Historical murders team criticised

The body set up to probe deaths during the Troubles in Northern Ireland investigated cases where the state was involved with "less rigour" than others, a police watchdog has found.

HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said it appeared the Historical Enquiries Team's (HET) policy was based on a "misrepresentation of the law".

It said their approach was inconsistent and had serious shortcomings.

Her Majesty's inspector of constabulary, Stephen Otter, spoke to BBC Newsline's home affairs correspondent Vincent Kearney about the report.

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