'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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Adams: 'I made no threat against Michael McConville'

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has denied that he made any threats to Michael McConville during their past conversations.

Quoted on the party's website, Mr Adams said: “My sole purpose in meeting with Michael McConville was and is to help the family."

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams denied warning Michael McConville of a 'backlash.' Credit: Brian Lawless/PA

"I can understand the antipathy they feel toward republicans given the abduction and killing of their mother and the life they subsequently had.

"However, I made no threat against Michael McConville and neither did I warn of backlash."

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