Producer Of Documentary Alleging Mountbatten Was Embroiled In Sex Abuse Scandal, Threatened

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The producers of a Channel 4 documentary about Lord Mountbatten allege that he was embroiled in a notorious sexual abuse scandal linked to a Belfast childrens home in the 1970’s.

But it looks as if someone may be trying to stop the TV probe into Mountbatten as one of the producers has been warned against ‘digging too deep’.

King Charles’s beloved great uncle and mentor Lord Mountbatten was killed when the IRA detonated a bomb on his boat as he and members of his family were lobster-potting off Ireland’s north-west coast in 1979

The Mail Online reports: One of the producers, Des Henderson, explains that the programme, Lost Boys: Belfast‘s Missing Children, concerns the city’s Kincora Boys’ Home, to which, he claims, there is ‘no doubt Mountbatten is linked’.

While interviewing people, Henderson received two threatening phone calls at his office. One warned him to be ‘careful’; the other was more explicit. ‘[The caller said]: ‘I really do want to warn you about looking into this stuff. There are all kinds of things that could happen, if you dig too deep.’

The following week, Henderson returned to his home, a remote building close to Northern Ireland‘s north-east coast. It had been burgled.

He believes it wasn’t an opportunistic break-in. ‘They drove down a narrow lane behind my house, into a field, and climbed over my back wall,’ Henderson tells me. The intruders ‘ransacked’ the house. Yet only one thing was taken.

‘A desktop computer,’ says Henderson, who, after reporting the break-in, mentioned it to a local farmer. ‘He said in all his life there’d never been a burglary.’

None of this surprises one contributor to the documentary, literary agent and author Andrew Lownie, who says that government agencies have kept an eye on him ever since he started investigating Mountbatten.

‘They’ve monitored job applications I’ve made,’ he tells me at Wimbledon BookFest, ‘and court cases I’m involved in.’

He adds: ‘It’s taken Channel 4 years to get this documentary off the ground. I’ve been talking to them since 2019 and they get nervous and they back off. It’s only because one of Mountbatten’s victims is bringing a case in the high court in Belfast that they’ve now been encouraged to go on.’

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