Republican Sam Marshall, who was murdered in Lurgan in 1990
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Police Ombudsman to probe allegations of police collusion in loyalist killings

Northern Ireland's Police Ombudsman is to begin an investigation into the deaths of 21 people murdered by loyalists during the Troubles.

The ombudsman is to examine allegations of police collusion and criminality.

The details emerged during a review hearing into the death of former republican prisoner Sam Marshall, who was shot dead as he left a police station in Lurgan, County Armagh, in 1990.

BBC News NI's Ita Dungan reports.

  • 20 Jan 2016