Vixens broke the story this evening that Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Féin, has been arrested by the PSNI in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of Jean Mc Conville.
Mr Adams (65) presented himself with his solicitor, Seamus Connolly, for questioning by voluntary arrangement this evening, and was subsequently arrested. He is now being interviewed as a suspect in connection with the matter.
Jean Mc Conville was abducted from her home in the Divis flats complex in 1972 by the IRA, murdered, and secretly buried. Her body was eventually discovered in 2003 in Dundalk.
In a statement tonight released by Sinn Fein, Mr Adams said “While I have never disassociated myself from the IRA and I never will, I am innocent of any part in the abduction, killing or burial of Mrs Mc Conville.”