Secrets and Lies: Mountbatten, the Kincora Boys’ Home, and the quest for truth
Next year, a now 56-year-old man will claim in a Belfast court that he was abused as a child by Lord Louis Mountbatten, in a case that will once again raise the accusation that the notorious boys’ home was at the centre of a paedophile ring for the British establishment
Last week, Arthur Smyth broke down in tears as he told the world about the sexual abuse he endured as a child at Kincora House in Belfast.
He had been sent there at the age of 11 or 12 – he is 56 now, and living in Australia – and was immediately set upon by William McGrath, who would later be described as “the beast of Kincora”.
“McGrath was the one who instigated it,” Smyth ...