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Martin McGuinness: 'This is political policing'

Police are seeking more time to quiz Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, the deputy first minister has said as he accused the PSNI of "political policing".

Speaking to the media, Martin McGuinness suggested the detention was "inextricably linked to the local government and European elections that will take place across this island in a few weeks".

Mr Adams, 65, denies allegations that he was involved in the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972.

He has been held for questioning at Antrim police station since Wednesday.

  • 02 May 2014
  • From the section UK
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