The article from the Independent on Sunday that Tom Watson is referring to here is this one below;
Now two former British Army officers, who tried to expose the abuse at the care home, have expressed their disquiet at the PSNI decision to refuse to reveal what it knew about Fraser.
When asked what information the police held on Fraser, following convictions in London and the US for child sexual abuse in the early 1970s, the PSNI said that it could “neither confirm nor deny that it holds the information” and cited, alongside privacy and prejudicial disclosure issues, “Section 23(5) – Information supplied by, or concerning, certain security bodies (national security)”.
Until now it was assumed that Fraser’s dealings with the security forces were limited to those required by his research into the effects of political violence on the young.
Captain Colin Wallace, a former British Army psychological operations officer, tried to expose an alleged paedophile ring involving loyalist paramilitaries and politicians in the 1970s, which included him authoring an army memo naming alleged abusers in 1973.
He remembers Fraser attending his offices at British Army headquarters in Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, around that year. He told the IoS: “I can remember he came on a tour of our offices. He brought a foreign individual with him and discussed inter-community conflict. Afterwards, I recall one of my bosses telling me that if Fraser requested any Army assistance or facilities in future, not to agree to it.
“One of my colleagues, an Army major, added Fraser’s name to a document which I had compiled for the press about [the Ulster loyalist group] Tara and Kincora. This gives a strong indication that Army intelligence were well aware of who he was and what he was really getting up to at that time.”
It looks like the document that Colin Wallace is referencing in this extract is the one below which was reproduced in Paul Foot’s book ‘Who Framed Colin Wallace’. Until now I had assumed the hand written note was Paul Foot’s. That it was an army major who had made this note of Dr Morris Fraser’s name in connection with Kincora in the 1970s and not Paul Foot in the late 1980s is I think significant.
For more information about Dr Morris Fraser please watch this video;