Belfast Telegraph

Gerry Adams yet to contact family of Jean McConville

By Niall O'Connor

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has yet to contact the family of murdered mother-of-10 Jean McConville more than a week after claiming her brutal murder was something that "happens in wars".

Mr Adams dismissed queries about his controversial claim, made during a US television interview, before refusing to discuss the matter at a party Press conference.

"No I haven't been in touch with that family and I've said all I want to say on that issue," he said.

Seamus McKendry, the husband of Mrs McConville's daughter Helen, last night said the remarks did not come as a surprise.

"Maybe Mr Adams will talk to Helen through her barrister as she is seeking to take him to court," he said.

"She's not giving up on that until the day she dies."

Mrs McConville was abducted from her home in front of her children and murdered by the IRA in 1972.

Mr Adams, who has consistently denied involvement, was questioned by the PSNI before being released without charge.

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