PSNI Chief Constable Jon Boutcher and Operation Kenova chief Iain Livingstone are holding a press conference following the publication of a report into the role of an IRA double agent and his army handlers in the murders of alleged informers during the Troubles.

The report, published at 11am this morning, has found that lives were sacrificed in order to protect the agent, codenamed ‘Stakeknife’.

Operation Kenova spent seven years investigating 101 murders and abductions during the Troubles.

It found that lives could have been saved by the intelligence he provided.

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