Northern Ireland

Jean McConville: Adams tells lawyer to contact police

Widow Jean McConville
Image caption Jean McConville pictured with three of her children

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has asked his solicitor to contact the police to check if they want to interview him about the murder of Jean McConville.

Mr Adams again declared that he was not involved in the disappearance of the west Belfast mother of ten.

She was taken from her flat by the IRA in December 1972 and murdered.

Mr Adams said he was aware of speculation that police might want to talk to him about the McConville case.

He said her murder was "a terrible injustice" in which he had played no part.

The Sinn Féin leader was strongly critical of the Boston College Oral History project, claiming some of the individuals interviewed had gone to great lengths to attack the republican struggle and the peace process.

US courts ordered that the tapes of former IRA prisoners interviewed for the Boston project, such as Brendan Hughes and Dolours Price, should be handed over to detectives investigating Jean McConville's murder.

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