Northern Ireland

Liam Adams trial: two daughters say they were not abused

Laganside courthouse
Image caption The trial is being heard in Belfast Crown Court

Two daughters of a Belfast man accused of raping and abusing their elder half sister have told a court that no such abuse ever happened to them.

Liam Adams, 58, of Bernagh Drive denies 10 charges of assaulting his eldest daughter, Áine, when she was a child.

Asked if she had been abused, Claire Smith, 29, a daughter from his second marriage, replied "Absolutely not."

Asked the same question, her younger sister, who cannot be named because of her age, replied: "No."