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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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  1. Marc Mallett, UTV reporter

Gerry Adams held under N Ireland's anti-terror laws

Initially police will have a 48-hour window in which they can question a suspect - Gerry Adams is being held under terror legislation.

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said he is 'innocent of any part in the abduction, killing or burial of Mrs McConville'. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Given that he presented himself last night to Antrim police station that means they have until 8pm tomorrow.

At that stage they need to decide whether they are going to charge him, release him, or apply to the courts for further time in which to question him.

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