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23 April 2024 - Operation Kenova - Oral evidence

Committee Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
Inquiry Operation Kenova

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Start times: 9:00am (private) 9:30am (public)

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Operation Kenova interim report to be examined by MPs

The past and present commanders of Operation Kenova, Jon Boutcher and Sir Iain Livingstone, will be questioned by the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee on the investigation’s interim report.

Meeting details

At 9:30am: Oral evidence
Work Operation Kenova (Non-inquiry session)
Chief Constable at Police Service of Northern Ireland
Lead Officer at Operation Kenova
Member at Kenova Victim Focus Group

Kenova investigated the actions of a British agent known as Stakeknife during the Troubles and how the UK intelligence services handled them. Stakeknife was known to be a high-ranking member of the IRA’s enforcement unit that identified, kidnapped, tortured and killed informants.

The interim report found that Stakeknife was involved in crimes including murder and concluded that the British Army had exaggerated the number of lives he had saved by the intelligence he gave. It also found that the authorities ignored warnings of threats to life and effectively obstructed investigations.


Room 6, Palace of Westminster

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