Saturday 29 April 2017

Gerry Adams will not be charged over claims he withheld information about brother's abuse

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams
Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams

Michael McHugh

Prosecutors have directed no prosecution of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams over claims he withheld information about his brother's sex abuse from the police, it was revealed.

The veteran republican has been accused of waiting almost a decade to tell detectives what he knew about his brother Liam.

Liam Adams was convicted recently of abusing his daughter Aine from when was she aged four until she was nine.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirmed a decision was taken in 2010 by the Public Prosecution Service (PPS) not to launch a case.

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