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On the Runs: Robinson describes report as 'a goldmine'

Letters issued to republican terrorism suspects - so-called On the Runs - were not an amnesty and the scheme was lawful, a judge has found.

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

John Downey was wrongly told he was not wanted by any UK police force. However, he was still being sought by the Met.

Peter Robinson, Northern Ireland first minister, said the report would help "understand who was behind the scheme".

  • 17 Jul 2014
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