A former spy recently contacted express.co.uk with some information on how MI6 completely ignored a large-scale child abuse and trafficking ring in Northern Ireland.
The source announced to Express that MI6, a British secret intelligence service, was ordered to hawk the Kincora care home in Belfast due to the leader of the paramilitary group Tara, William McGrath, being present at the home.
The operation hosted by MI6 which took place during the 1970s discovered terror-related arms deals, which they took action upon. The thing they did not take action upon is that of an international paedophile ring found to be trafficking young victims to London, Brighton, Amsterdam and Vienna – to be abused.
“Some were taken to Brighton and London and then further afield, as far as Holland and even Vienna.” announced the source.
The ex-intelligence officer who wishes to remain anonymous stated that they did not act upon their findings as it would have blown their cover and because “they could not afford to “tread on the toes” of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.”
The source stated to Express: “Certainly there was abuse inside Kincora but most of the boys were sent to various hotels around the province to be abused.”
The former spy said that he met with MP Humphry Berkeley and Author Robin Bryand who told him that paedophile rings were already around and taking place in the South and more richer parts of England. – “Both said exactly the same thing, that boys from Northern Ireland had ended up in Brighton as well as London.”
The intelligence team found connections to Cambridge spy, Anthony Blunt. Blunt was known to regularly visit Belfast at the time to meet up with friends who were known paedophiles.
Blunt also had immunity from prosecution at the time after announcing his involvement with the soviets. He was also discovered to have links to child sex parties at the notorious Elm Guest House in Barnes, London.
Express’ source commented on Blunt’s connection: “Blunt used to come to Northern Ireland and at that stage he was under immunity, and I think there was a fear that if action had been taken against McGrath and Tara then the whole thing might have unravelled.” “I think that’s why the authorities shut down the investigation into Kincora and covered up much of the abuse, because of the links to the Cambridge spy ring and, through them, the connections to the British establishment.”
McGrath was sentenced to prison in 1981 for abusing young boys at the Kincora care home. A report of the operation was later published 1983, but was missing some key information… The report did not state any names of the MPs and also stated that the military knew nothing about the abuse.
General Peter Leng, commander of land forces in Northern Ireland at the time, was said to have been behind a 1973 tip-off to press about the abuse. Although the story was never continued.
He said: “He was angry, not just about Kincora, but with reports of abuse at other children’s homes.
“Despite his senior role in the security world and Northern Ireland, he found it necessary to plant the story with the media to bring the scandal to the fore.
“There was obviously some high-level political element to the whole saga.”