Big questions over collusion - @GerryKellyMLA and former senior RUC and PSNI officer Alan Mains discuss

Dec 15, 2017, 09:40 AM

Gary Haggarty, the self-confessed UVF multiple killer and police informer, will have to wait until the new year to find out how long he will spend behind bars. He's been offered a controversial state deal that offers a significantly reduced prison term in return for giving evidence against other terrorist suspects. A court heard yesterday that Haggarty gave his Special Branch handlers advance information about a number of murders. The extent of Haggarty's criminal activities is staggering. As well as pleading guilty to 202 crimes, he asked that 301 others be taken into consideration. In total he admitted 503 offences, including: five murders, five attempted murders and 25 conspiracies to murder. In one truly shocking episode the UVF was to decide who would kill a Catholic by the toss of a coin. But Haggarty volunteered to commit the murder to cover up the fact he was a police informer. Stephen spoke to Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly and former senior RUC and PSNI police officer Alan Mains.