Jean McConville and three of her children
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Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams held over Jean McConville murder

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has been arrested by Northern Ireland police in connection with the 1972 murder of Jean McConville.

He presented himself to police on Wednesday evening and was arrested.

Speaking before his arrest, Mr Adams said he was "innocent of any part" in the murder.

He has always denied having been a member of the IRA.

June Kelly reports.

For legal reasons this piece has been edited since it was first published

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