Gerry Adams arrested over McConville murder

A 65-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville, the Police Service of Northern Ireland have said.

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is thought to be the man arrested, after he revealed he was meeting police to be questioned over the case.


A 65 year old man has been arrested this evening in connection with the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in December 1972.

Mr Adams says he is "innocent of any part in the abduction, killing or burial of Mrs McConville".


'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.