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McConville accused appears in court

22 March 2014 Last updated at 23:00 GMT

A veteran Republican has appeared in court in Belfast, charged in connection with the abduction and murder of a woman in 1972.

Jean McConville, who had 10 children, is one of the Disappeared - people who were killed and secretly buried by the IRA.

Ivor Bell, 77, was denied bail, after the court was told there was a high risk he would not attend future hearings.

Chris Buckler reports.

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