A panel of international human rights experts has concluded that there was British state collusion in loyalist attacks that killed 74 people in the 1970s.
The panel was asked by the Londonderry-based human rights organisation the Pat Finucane Centre to investigate allegations of collusion in 25 loyalist attacks from October 1972 to February 1977 – most of which are linked to a loyalist gang known as the Glenanne group.
Among the incidents they investigated were the May 1974 Dublin Monaghan bombings which claimed 33 lives, the Miami Showband massacre in July 1975 during which three musicians and two members of the Ulster Volunteer Force gang died and the shooting of Catholic policeman Sergeant Joe Campbell in February 1977. (Guardian)
Update: The report is now available online.