Northern Ireland

Pat Finucane murder: de Silva report due on 12 December

Pat Finucane
Image caption Pat Finucane was shot dead by loyalists in front of his family in 1989

A report into the murder of the Belfast solicitor, Pat Finucane, will be published on Wednesday 12 December, the Northern Ireland Office has confirmed.

Mr Finucane was shot dead by loyalists at his family home in 1989. There have been long-running allegations of state collusion in the murder.

Sir Desmond de Silva QC has carried out a legal review of the case.

However, the Finucane family have said it falls well short of the public inquiry for which they have campaigned.

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, is due to make a statement to the House of Commons on the day the report is published.

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