July 23rd, 2014

West Belfast woman arrested in Jean McConville case

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell
Jean McConville
Jean McConville

A woman has been arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972.

The 57-year-old woman was arrested on Thursday morning in west Belfast.

She has been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

Mother-of-ten McConville was abducted from her home in front of her children in December 1972.

Her body wasn't found until 2003, when she was discovered by a walker on a Co Louth beach.