Secretary of State Theresa Villiers appeared before the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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'On the Run' scheme: Theresa Villiers issues warning to suspects

The Northern Ireland secretary will make a statement to parliament within days in a bid to stop "on the run" letters being used to prevent prosecutions.

The government scheme came to light when one of the letters, which were sent to about 200 republicans, caused an IRA bomb trial to collapse.

Secretary of State Theresa Villiers said those who received letters should no longer rely on them as a defence.

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