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Republican Bobby Storey questioned over Jean McConville murder

The 58-year-old — chairman of Belfast Sinn Féin — has been released this evening.

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Updated at 8.20pm

REPUBLICAN BOBBY STOREY has been released this evening, after being held for several hours for questioning as part of the investigation into the abduction and murder of Jean McConville.

Storey — chairman of Belfast Sinn Féin — was arrested in the city this morning.

In a statement tonight, the PSNI said he had been released without charge, pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.

McConville was 37 when she was abducted from her flat in Belfast in 1972 and shot by the IRA. She was a widow and left behind ten children.

Her remains were located at a beach in Louth in 2003.

Storey was held at the Antrim Crime Suite for questioning today.

Several other people have been arrested this year in connection with the investigation.

With reporting by Daragh Brophy.

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