Gary Haggarty, 45, admits to crimes, including five murders, in exchange for turning state witness against fellow loyalist terrorists

A former loyalist paramilitary commander turned police informant has pleaded guilty to 200 terrorist offences, including five murders.

Gary Haggarty, a former chief of the Ulster Volunteer Force’s notorious north Belfast unit, admitted the litany of crimes as part of his deal with the state to give evidence against fellow terrorists.

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