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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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McConville son: Adams threatened me with a 'backlash'

The son of murdered Jean McConville has said Gerry Adams threatened him with a "backlash" if he released the names of those he believed were responsible.

Michael McConville has said he along with his family will continue to fight for justice after the Sinn Fein president was freed after questioning, but has maintained he could be shot if he disclosed the identities of suspects to police.

Michael McConville stands by a picture of his mother. Credit: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Mr Adams, 65, was released after four days of questioning about the notorious 1972 killing of the mother-of-10 and other alleged links with the IRA, he vehemently rejected the allegations.

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Mr McConville told the BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Gerry Adams says to me 'Michael, you are getting a letter of support from the republican people'. He says 'if you release the names I hope you are ready for the backlash'.

"I took it as a threat."

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