Sinn Fein's Kelly: Adams arrest 'is political policing'

Senior Sinn Fein Stormont assembly member Gerry Kelly said the arrest and continued detention of Mr Adams was deliberately timed to coincide with the elections in three weeks' time.

He added:

This is political policing at its most blatant.

Sinn Fein will not be intimidated by the action of a small cabal in the PSNI who are opposed to the peace process and political change.

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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.