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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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Police extension on Adams questioning to expire today

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has spent a fourth night in police custody, with the extra time granted to police to question him set to expire later today.

Extra time granted to police to question Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams will expire later today. Credit: PA

The 65-year-old is being questioned over the 1972 murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville and vehemently denies allegations that he ordered Mrs McConville's murder and secret burial more than 40 years ago after she was wrongly accused of passing information to the security forces.

Police have until 8pm tonight to charge or release Mr Adams.

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