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Jury in Liam Adams trial retires to consider verdict

The jury in the sex abuse trial of Liam Adams has retired to consider its verdict.

The 58-year-old, from Bernagh Drive in west Belfast, is accused of 10 counts of child sex abuse against his daughter Aine, who has waived her right to anonymity.

Judge Corinne Philpott told the jury of nine men and three women to dispassionately consider all the evidence heard during the two-week trial at Belfast Crown Court.

The judge said: "You should listen to the views of all other jurors and should discuss things without sympathy or prejudice."

Adams denies three counts of rape, three counts of gross indecency and four counts of indecent assault allegedly carried out over a six-year period between March 1977 and 1983 when Aine Adams was between four and nine years old.

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