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Liam Adams arrives in North to face sex charges

The brother of Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was extradited last night after losing a High Court appeal.

Liam Adams arrives at court in Dublin last month
Liam Adams arrives at court in Dublin last month
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THE BROTHER OF Gerry Adams has been extradited from the Republic to the North, where he will appear in court today on a number of serious sex charges.

Liam Adams, 56, was handed over by gardaí last night after losing a High Court appeal against his extradition. He is now is PSNI custody.

Adams, the younger brother of the Sinn Féin president, is due in Belfast’s Laganside court today. He faces 18 charges including rape, gross indecency, and indecent assault.

He has been detained at Cloverhill Prison in Dublin since losing his appeal two weeks ago. He had argued that he would not receive a fair trial in the North due to his connections with Sinn Féin.

Adams is accused of abusing his daughter Áine Tyrell, who waived her right to anonymity to participate in a 2009 UTV documentary which first reported the allegations.

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