Northern Ireland

Jean McConville: Bobby Storey released after arrest in connection with overall murder investigation

Bobby Storey Image copyright PAcemaker
Image caption Bobby Storey was being questioned as part of the overall investigation

The well-known republican Bobby Storey who was arrested as part of the overall investigation into the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972, has been released.

A report is to be sent to the Public Prosecution Service (PPS).

Mr Storey is the Northern Chair of Sinn Féin.

Mrs McConville, 37 a widow and mother of 10, was abducted in December 1972 from her flat in the Divis area of west Belfast and shot by the IRA.

Her body was recovered from a beach in County Louth in 2003.

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