MI5 British Security Service, Northumbria Police joint public press release concerning former British agent Martin 'Marty' McGartland

Martin McGartland made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Home Office

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan Home Office.

Dear Home Office,

I write to you concerning the joint MI5 (Security Service)
Northumbria Police public Press Release (yet another MI5. NP LIE), dated 29th September 1997, which was released by Northumbria Police concerning me (Martin McGartland) and which also related to their flawed and malicious prosecution that corrupt NP, MI5 pen-pushers engineered against me, see press release here; 'Northumbria Police and MI5 Lies in Martin McGartland shooting case - Press Release' - http://www.scribd.com/doc/55690453/North...

Page 2, MI5 (Security Service) Northumbria Police public press release concerning former undercover agent Martin McGartland: http://www.scribd.com/doc/55692576/Page-...

Under FOIA 2000 can you please confirm if this is the only press release that MI5 aka Security service and/or Northumbria Police released concerning me during September 1997?

I am writing to the Home Office because they has responsibility for MI5 and because, as I understand it, MI5 do not accept FOI requests directly; https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/new/mi5

Yours faithfully,

Martin McGartland

Keep up to date; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjqphnDxlM0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11yk7p3KpSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHSLRsbAhlU

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Dear Mr McGartland,

 

Please find attached the response to your FOI request.

 

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L. Galarza

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The following is a reply from the Home Office (see above) to my request. They claim they do not hold the requested information. I find that very hard to believe given they and Northumbria Police issued a joint press released (as above) via their solicitors (Treasury Solicitor's). Yet more concealing and cover-up (corruption) by HMG when it concerns the Martin McGartland cases.

Shared Services
020 7035 4848
Directorate
(switchboard)
2 Marsham Street

London SW1P 4DF
www.homeoffice.gov.uk
Martin McGartland

request-186474-
[email address]

19 December 2013

Dear Mr McGartland

Freedom of Information request (our reference: 29839)

I am writing in response to your e-mail of 23 November 2013, in which you ask:

‘Please confirm if this is the only press release that MI5 aka Security service and/or
Northumbria Police released concerning me during September 1997?’

Your request has been handled as a request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

We have carried out a thorough search and we have established that the Home
Office does not hold the information which you have requested.

If you are dissatisfied with this response you may request an independent internal review
of our handling of your request, by submitting a complaint within two months to the
address below, quoting reference 29839. If you ask for an internal review, it would be
helpful if you could say why you are dissatisfied with the response.

Information Access Team
Home Office
Ground Floor, Seacole Building
2 Marsham Street
London SW1P 4DF
e-mail: [email address]

As part of any internal review the Department's handling of your information request will be
reassessed by staff who were not involved in providing you with this response. If you
remain dissatisfied after this internal review, you would have a right of complaint to the
Information Commissioner as established by section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act.

Yours sincerely

L. Galarza
Information Access Team

Martin 'Marty' McGartland says; "What Poppycock, more of the same ... the cover-up and the corruption continues. HMG continue to protect my PIRA kidnappers as well as the PIRA terrorists who shot me 6 times in 1999."

Gadawodd Martin McGartland anodiad ()

British Government - Home Office Cover-up in the Martin McGArtland case. Home Office, MI5 using and abusing JSA 2013 aka Secret Courts to cover-up their own dirty deeds and serious criminal activity (and lying by claiming it is 'National Security'....

Six TV shows on him, two books and a Hollywood film... but still they won't admit Martin McGartland was a spy

By Liam Clarke – 18 February 2014

The Home Secretary has told a court that she dare not confirm or deny that Martin McGartland was a British agent in case providing such information would endanger his life or even damage national security.

Mr McGartland, one of the best-known undercover agents to operate during the Troubles, spoke of his frustration over Theresa May's stance, saying: "This is one of the daftest things I have ever heard; everyone who is interested knows my past."

Mr McGartland was a former RUC and MI5 agent within the IRA in the 1980s and 1990s.

"It is 23 years since I worked as a undercover agent," he said.

"No current security interest is at stake. Besides, I have written two books about it since then. One was made into a film (50 Dead Men Walking).

"I have featured in six TV documentaries and numerous newspaper articles. The IRA captured me once and nearly killed me in a gun attack.

"The authorities wrote to the BBC back in 1997 admitting that I had been resettled and was being protected because of my service to them. I wonder how well briefed the Home Secretary is?"

Ms May, whose department is responsible for MI5, signed the application in a court case brought by Mr McGartland and his partner Jo Asher. The pair now live under secret identities provided by MI5.

He even has a contract signed by the organisation in which representatives of two police forces – Northumbria and the PSNI – acknowledge his service in general terms. This agreement was signed after he was shot in England.

Mr McGartland is disabled and suffers mental trauma as a result of the attacks on him. Ms Asher cares for him full-time. She is also unable to prove her qualifications because they are held in a different name.

The couple are unable to claim many State benefits because he can't admit the cause of his trauma or his gunshot wounds for security reasons. For a time, MI5 made up the shortfall, but that facility was withdrawn after he gave an interview to the Belfast Telegraph.

And Mr McGartland has had psychological counselling withdrawn despite reports from a Government-nominated psychiatrist that he needed it, and was suffering personality changes.

"Refusing to confirm or deny my role is simply a trick to avoid the State's responsibilities toward someone who has risked his life for it," he told the Belfast Telegraph.

BACKGROUND

Martin McGartland is one of the best-known undercover agents or informers to have worked during the most recent Troubles. From a republican family, he never sympathised personally with the IRA and turned strongly against it when other young people he knew were kneecapped or beaten by the organisation. He was a Special Branch and MI5 agent in west Belfast from 1987-1991. In 1989 he joined the IRA at his handler's request. His cover was blown when he averted a gun attack on off-duty British soldiers in a Bangor pub and the IRA deduced that he was an MI5 mole.

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/l...

Martin McGartland

Dear Information Access,

Under FOIA it is unlawful to conceal, hide or destroy recorded information. You claim you do not hold the the information I requested. However, I find that very hard to believe given the Home office and Northumbria Police issued a joint press release, see here - page 1; http://www.scribd.com/doc/55690453/North... - page 2; http://www.scribd.com/doc/55692576/Page-...

I am now requesting an Internal review for above reason and also because I believe that individuals within Home office are acting unlawfully by deliberately withholding recorded information and also making untruthful, misleading statements.

Given what the Home office are now claiming within their reply, I am requesting that they also confirm if they, their legal department and or solicitors acting on their behalf were involved with the above press release, statement. This is of course relevant to the matter in hand.

Yours sincerely,

Martin McGartland

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Dear Mr McGartland,

 

Ref: 29839

 

Thank you for your email of 10/03/14 in which you ask for an internal
review of our response to your Freedom of Information request of 25/11/13.

 

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Dear Mr McGartland,

 

Please see the attached response to your internal review request.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Information Access Team

 

 

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RUC / PSNI / MI5, Special Branch and State abandoning former undercover agents:

These are just three (of the many cases) in which former State (Mi5, RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and Army) agents who gave their all in the fight against terror only to have been abandoned by those they so loyally served, MI5, RUC, PSNI, Special Branch, Army and State:

Case 1: Former agent Raymond Gilmour:
The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness.

Case 1: Former agent Raymond Gilmour [who gave his all in the fight against terror] was abandoned by RUC /PSNI / Special Branch / Mi5 and State. Sadly Raymond has since died. See further informers here, below link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F89TyMAj...

Case 2: Former agent Martin McGartland:
Former undercover agent Martin McGartland abandoned by Mi5 / RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and State.....

The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness.

Martin McGartland has faced [Failed] attempts by MI5, Police and Special Branch to to stich him up as well as false arrests, malicious prosecutions and much more. Martin has been left permanently disabled as a result of his 1999 shooting by IRA (as a direct result of MI5, Police and state Vendetta and negligence and withdrawal of medical treatment ) .... See further informers here, below link; https://youtu.be/i3O0CQPSKf0

Case 3 - former undercover Kevin Fulton abandoned by Mi5 / RUC / PSNI / Special Branch and State. The RUC (special branch) and Mi5 - State - Do indeed forget about their former agents as soon as that agent has out lived his / her usefulness. More information here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep2x7mDQ...