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'Insufficient evidence' on Gerry Adams for prosecution

There is "insufficient evidence" to pursue a prosecution against Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams in relation to the 1972 murder of Jean McConville, according to reports.

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Background: The murder of Jean McConville

Jean McConville, pictured with three of her children, was murdered in 1972. Credit: PA Archive
  • Mother of 10 Jean McConville, 37, was kidnapped from her west Belfast home in 1972 and shot by the IRA.
  • The Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman later found she had been wrongly accused by the IRA of being an informer.
  • She was one of Northern Ireland's "disappeared" - those who were kidnapped, murdered and secretly buried by republicans during the Troubles.
  • McConville's body was recovered from a beach in County Louth in 2003.
  • Former Provisional IRA leader Ivor Bell, 77, was charged last month with aiding and abetting McConville's murder.

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