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New PSNI unit to investigate Northern Ireland's past

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is setting up a special unit to investigate the past.

It will take over the work of the Historical Enquiries Team and will start work in January.

Its initial workload will include investigating the Bloody Sunday killings and reviewing letters sent to around 200 republican On the Runs.

Chief Constable George Hamilton told Policing Board members that current financial challenges had led to a change in how the police service responded to the demands of the past and the pace at which this would take place.

BBC News NI Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.

  • 04 Dec 2014