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Top spy 'Stakeknife' allegedly linked to 50 killings 'unlikely to ever face prosecution'

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Freddie Scappatici in west Belfast in 2003

Freddie Scappatici in west Belfast in 2003

Freddie Scappatici in west Belfast in 2003

A top British spy within the IRA allegedly linked to 50 killings is unlikely to ever face prosecution, the High Court has heard.

Counsel for the father of one murder victim claimed Freddie Scappaticci, the west Belfast man named as being the military agent codenamed Stakeknife, will not be brought out of a witness protection programme.


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