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"Kevin Fulton" is believed to be the pseudonym of Peter Keeley, a British agent from Newry, Northern Ireland, who allegedly spied on the Provisional Irish Republican Army for British Military Intelligence.
"Fulton" is believed to be in London, where he is suing the Crown, claiming his British military handlers cut off their connections and financial aid to him. In 2004 he reportedly sued The Andersonstown News, an Irish republican news outlet in Belfast for revealing his identity as well as publishing his photograph. The status of that suit is not clear.
Fulton's real name is purportedly Peter Keeley, a Catholic from Newry, County Down, who joined the Royal Irish Rangers at the age of 18. He was selected and trained by British Military Intelligence and returned to civilian life to infiltrate the Provisional IRA. "Fulton" claims he became one of the organisation's bomb-development technical specialists.
In Unsung Hero, "Fulton" claims he worked undercover as a British Army agent within the PIRA at the height of its campaign. He was believed to have operated predominantly inside the IRA "South Down Brigade", as well as concentrating on IRA activity in South Armagh. "Fulton" allegedly pioneered the use of flash guns to detonate bombs.
In one incident, "Fulton" was questioned on responsibility for designing firing mechanisms used in a horizontal mortar attack on an RUC armoured patrol car on Merchants Quay, Newry, County Down, on 27 March 1992. A 34-year-old constable (Colleen McMurray) died and another constable was seriously injured. "Fulton" claims he tipped off his MI5 handler that an attack was likely.
On 5 November 2006, he was released without charge after being arrested in London, and transferred to Belfast to be questioned about his knowledge or involvement in the deaths of Eoin Morley, Colleen McMurray and Ranger Cyril Smith. "I personally did not kill people", said "Fulton". The British military has not disclosed whether he was released in Belfast or transferred back to London. The reasons cited as evidence for the interrogation were from the book, Unsung Hero.
Lawyers acting for "Fulton", a Force Research Unit (FRU) agent and RUC Special Branch informer asked the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide him and his family with new identities, relocation and immediate implementation of the complete financial package, including his army pension and other discharge benefits, which he had been reportedly promised by the MoD for his covert tour of duty.