Sunday, May 22, 2016

MI5 and MI6 to take part in inquiry into a paedophile ring at Kincora

Kincora abuse victims Gary Hoy (right) with Clint Massey at an earlier protest
outside Kincor
MI5 and MI6 have agreed to be central participants at an inquiry into a paedophile ring at a notorious Belfast care home, the Court of Appeal heard today.

Counsel for the probe into the Kincora scandal also insisted it has been given unrestricted access to information and documents from government departments and agencies.

The disclosure came during continuing legal action by one victim over claims of state collision and the cover-up of sexual abuse throughout the 1970s in order to protect an intelligence-gathering operation.

Gary Hoy (54) is seeking to overturn a ruling that the examination should remain within the current remit of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) sitting in Banbridge.

His legal team claim that investigation being chaired by Sir Anthony Hart lacks the power to properly scrutinise what went on at the home in east Belfast.

They contend that the present arrangements cannot compel the security services to hand over documents or testify.  (more...)

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