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Role of MI5 in Kincora scandal should be investigated – Gildernew

8 July, 2014 - by Michelle Gildernew

Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has said allegations about the role of British intelligence agencies in child abuse at the Kincora boys home must be investigated. 

Speaking after former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, alleged that MI5 recorded the abuse of young boys at Kincora, the Fermanagh/South Tyrone MP said; 

"These allegations are a cause of great concern and need to be thoroughly investigated. 

"The nefarious role of MI5 in Ireland is well known but these allegations are particularly shocking. 

"It has been claimed that not only were MI5 aware of the horrendous abuse of vulnerable young boys but monitored it and attempted to use it for their own gain. 

"This is not the first time allegations of this nature around the role of British intelligence agencies in the abuse scandal in Kincora have surfaced but to date they have not been investigated. 

"The British government needs to listen to the growing calls from a range of groups, including Amnesty International, for a full inquiry into what happened at Kincora."

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