Northern Ireland

Jean McConville murder: 73-year-old man arrested in Dunmurry

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Image caption Jean McConville, 37, was abducted, killed and secretly buried by the IRA in 1972

Police have arrested a 73-year-old man in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast, in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.

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.

The man has been taken to the serious crime suite at Antrim police station for questioning.