MI5 ‘uncovered a VIP paedophile ring operating at a Belfast boys’ home in the 1970s – but used information to blackmail the abusers rather than stop abuse’
- Kincora Boys’ Home is accused of having housed a paedophile ring
- Inquiry hears claims that secret services knew about the abuse and used it to blackmail the perpetrators
- Hearing is intended to determine whether State helped cover up crimes
British security services may have known that children were being abused at a notorious boys’ home in Belfast and used the information to blackmail the paedophiles, a public inquiry heard today.
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry will investigate whether the State helped to ‘connive, collude, orchestrate, utilise, exploit or cover up’ years of abuse at the Kincora Boys’ Home in the 1970s.
The hearing was told…
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