Northern Ireland

Jean McConville murder: 73-year-old man who was arrested is released

Jean McConville (left) with three of her children Image copyright PA
Image caption Jean McConville, 37, was abducted, killed and secretly buried by the IRA in 1972

A 73-year-old man arrested in Dunmurry, on the outskirts of Belfast, in connection with the murder of Jean McConville, has been released unconditionally.

Mrs McConville, 37, a widow and mother of 10, was abducted in December 1972 from her flat in the Divis area of west Belfast and shot by the IRA.

Her body was recovered from a beach in County Louth in 2003.

The man had been taken to the serious crime suite at Antrim police station.

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