Ex-spook’s fury with MI5 chiefs

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AN MI5 se­cret agent or­dered to in­fil­trate the IRA is tak­ing the British se­cu­rity ser­vices to a tri­bunal af­ter claim­ing they aban­doned him and left him fear­ing for his life.

Ray­mond Gil­mour, who now sleeps with a gun un­der his pil­low, was a mem­ber of the IRA dur­ing the worst of the troubles in North­ern Ire­land.

He went on to be­come a su­per­grass for MI5 and be­came the only wit­ness in a trial of 35 IRA sus­pects, which col­lapsed in 1984.

But Gil­mour, 53, who lives in south-east Eng­land, now claims he has been aban­doned by MI5 and not given the com­pen­sa­tion or pro­tec­tion he was promised.

The se­cret agent, who says he helped “bring the IRA to their knees”, said he was promised £500,000, a new home, psy­chi­atric sup­port and a pen­sion by his spook han­dlers.

The for­mer se­cret agent is tak­ing his case to the In­ves­ti­ga­tory Pow­ers Tri­bunal (IPT) – a body which ex­am­ines com­plaints against the in­tel­li­gence ser­vices.

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