30/10/2014

Man, 73, Arrested Over McConville Murder

A 73-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Jean McConville, it has been reported.

Mrs McConville was 37 when she was abducted from her flat in the Divis area of west Belfast in December 1972. She was later murdered by the IRA and became one of Northern Ireland's 'Disappeared'. Her body was recovered from a beach in Co Louth in August 2003.

On Thursday (30 October), police confirmed a man had been arrested in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of west Belfast, in connection with the murder.

He has been taken to the PSNI's Serious Crime Suite at Antrim Police Station for questioning.

(JP/IT)

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