Northern Ireland

George Hamilton says he supports debate on drawing a line under NI's past

Media playback is unsupported on your device
Media captionChris Buckler reports: "For now [the] past continues to threaten political relationships in Northern Ireland"

Chief Constable George Hamilton has told the BBC he would support at least a debate about whether to draw a line under Northern Ireland's troubled past.

More than 3,500 people were killed during the Troubles.

The majority of them by republican and loyalist paramilitaries.

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers said she is worried that the focus on deaths involving the police and army means there is a danger that history is being rewritten.

More on this story