Freddie 'Stakeknife' Scappaticci: 'Probe into 50 murders'
A team of 50 detectives is to be set up to investigate the most senior British agent within the IRA could be looking at up to 50 murders, it has been reported.
And it could take five years to examine the activities of the agent known as Stakeknife and named in the media as west Belfast man Freddie Scappaticci.
Stakeknife was part of the IRA's internal security unit, which murdered dozens of people accused of informing between 1978 and 1995.
The team will be made up of detectives from outside Northern Ireland to retain the confidence of alleged victims, and the PSNI is expected to advertise for the positions across Great Britain.
They will report to PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton, BBC Spotlight reported.