The PSNI has announced that the Chief Constable of the Bedfordshire police force, John Boutcher will investigate former IRA Internal Security Unit chief, Freddie Scappaticci’s role as a British Army agent and whether the many killings he committed, sanctioned or arranged of alleged informers had the approval, knowledge or foreknowledge of his security force handlers.
Before he undertakes this task, he would be well advised to watch this graphic and accurate re-enactment of the ill-fated Stalker inquiry and bear in mind that what John Stalker was prevented from uncovering was child’s play compared to the ‘Steaknife’ scandal.
(The media call him ‘Stakeknife’ but that is inaccurate. The whistleblower who revealed his identity was forced by court order no longer to use his proper name, ‘Steaknife’ and so to circumvent the ban, he devised ‘Stakeknife’ as an alternative that could not be banned by the courts. I think it’s time we all reverted to ‘Steaknife’.)
This guy may also be able to help: