PSNI launches McConville driver appeal

Published Friday, 29 November 2013
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Police investigating the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville have made an appeal to the man who stole the vehicle used in the incident to contact detectives.

PSNI launches McConville driver appeal
Jean McConville, who disappeared in 1972, pictured with three of her children. (© Pacemaker)

Mrs McConville, a widow and mother of 10 children, was abducted in December 1972 from her flat in the Divis area of west Belfast and shot by the IRA.

The 37-year-old's body was recovered on a beach in Co Louth in August 2003.

Police have said that in the mid to late 1990s a man rang the McConville family and told them he had been involved in the abduction.

He said he was a teenager at the time and that he been told to steal a van which was used to take Mrs McConville away.

He told the family he drove Mrs McConville to a house in another part of west Belfast before he left.

The man said he had moved to England shortly afterwards and only found out later that Mrs McConville had been murdered.

Detectives from Serious Crime Branch are appealing to this man, or to anyone who may know him, to contact them.

He was around 16-years-old in 1972, from west Belfast and later moved to England.

Detectives from the PSNI's Serious Crime Branch can be contacted on 028 9070 0727 or 07585 228283.

© UTV News
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2 Comments
Ray in Belfast wrote (139 days ago):
Why are the Police not also making an appeal to a very well person who has been in the news lately to come forward with information?
Rab in Belfast wrote (139 days ago):
Has anyone out there got a concious about this poor woman,and im not going to say poor family but brave brave family.
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