Top secret Kincora Boys’ Home documents handed over to abuse inquiry

Belfast Telegraph

Hundreds of top secret police documents about the former Kincora Boys’ Home have been declassified and handed over to a public inquiry, a lawyer has revealed.

Some 26 boxes of material have been retrieved from Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) archives and given to the Historical Institutional Abuse (HIA) Inquiry which is examining allegations of child prostitution, vice rings and blackmail plots at the notorious east Belfast facility.

Barrister Joseph Aiken, counsel to the HIA, said: “When the inquiry began this was all marked secret. At the request of the inquiry it has all been declassified by the PSNI and made available to the inquiry.”

It has long been claimed a high ranking paedophile ring preyed on vulnerable young boys in Kincora during the 1970s.

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