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McConville son says Gerry Adams 'threatened backlash'

A son of Jean McConville has said Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams warned him several years ago there would be a "backlash" if he released the names of those he believed killed her.

Michael McConville told the BBC's Today programme he took Mr Adams' remarks "as a threat".

Mr McConville said he was disappointed that Mr Adams was released without charge on Sunday after being questioned for four days about the 1972 killing.

Mr Adams has claimed there was a "sustained, malicious, untruthful campaign" against him.

  • 05 May 2014
  • From the section UK
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