Thursday 29 June 2017

Latest twist in murder mystery gives McConville family hope

Jean McConville (left) with three of her children before she vanished in 1972
Jean McConville (left) with three of her children before she vanished in 1972

David McKittrick

Sinn Fein yesterday sought to portray the arrest and ongoing detention of Gerry Adams as "political policing" as the party president continued to be held at a police questioning facility near Belfast.

Both David Cameron and Enda Kenny rejected Sinn Fein allegations that his arrest for questioning about the 1972 murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville was politically motivated.

His detention attracted widespread attention with TV stations and journalists from many countries reporting on the arrest of an internationally known figure for interrogation about one of the most shocking murders of the Troubles.

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