Ex-spook’s fury with MI5 chiefs
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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