30/09/2015

Jean McConville's Daughter To Take Civil Action

The daughter of Jean McConville has instructed lawyers to bring a civil action against those allegedly responsible for the abduction and murder of her mother in 1972.

The Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service (PPS) confirmed that, following careful consideration of the evidence, seven individuals, including Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, who were reported to the PPS by the PSNI will not be prosecuted.
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In a statement on Tuesday Mr Adams said the decision was "long overdue".

The lawyers representing Helen McKendry are McCue and Partners who are known for the successful prosecution in civil proceedings of the Omagh Bombers.

A representative from the firm said: "The family have waited patiently for the DPP decision. They now wish to determine whether other judicial avenues are open to them to secure justice and accountability for Jean’s murder."

(CD)

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