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Wednesday 22 March 2017

Adams' brother gives himself up to police

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams' brother today handed himself over to the authorities as he faces an extradition bid over alleged sexual abuse of his daughter.

Liam Adams, who is wanted in the North on suspicion of attacking Aine Tyrell in the 1970s and 1980s, presented himself to gardai in Dublin city centre.

He was initially detained at Bridewell Garda Station after the High Court yesterday sanctioned a European Arrest Warrant from the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Mr Adams, who is expected to contest the extradition, has persistently denied the allegations.

A short time later, the republican leader's brother was brought to the nearby Four Courts flanked by two gardai.

A brief hearing on his extradition was expected to take place in front of the President of the High Court Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns this afternoon.

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