Metropolitan Police Special Branch
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The Metropolitan Police Special Branch was founded in 1883 as the Special Irish Branch and remained in existence until 2006 when Special Branch SO12 merged with the Anti-Terrorist Branch (SO13) to form the Counter-Terrorism Command (SO15).
- Special Branch Introduction and summary of responsibilities (pdf), Metropolitan Police, August 2004.
- Sean O'Neill, Special Branch absorbed into counter-terror unit, The Times, 3 October 2006.