British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking in Parliament quoted from a new report into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane, who was shot dead in front of his family by pro-British paramilitaries in 1989. Cameron said there had been "shocking" levels of state collusion in the murder of Belfast solicitor Mr Finucane.

"But we should be in no doubt that this report makes extremely difficult reading. It sets out the extent of collusion in areas such as identifying, targeting and murdering Mr Finucane, supplying a weapon and facilitating its later disappearance and deliberately obstructing subsequent investigations. The report also answers questions about how high up the collusion went including the role of ministers at the time."

Mr Finucane's legal practice had clients from members of the IRA guerrilla group and his murder was controversially surrounded by long running allegations of a state cover up. Mr Cameron then went on to apologise to the Finucane family .

"So on behalf of the Government - and the whole country - let me say again to the Finucane family, I am deeply sorry."

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