'Death threats for Adams and Storey'

Published Monday, 05 May 2014
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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams is facing a "credible" death threat from criminal elements, the party has said.

'Death threats for Adams and Storey'
The party said Mr Adams' home was visited by police. (© UTV)

A statement on Monday afternoon claimed police visited his home on Sunday evening to warn him of a "serious threat from criminal elements".

It added that officers also notified party member Bobby Storey of a similar threat.

Mr Adams was on Sunday released pending report to the PPS by police investigating the 1972 abduction and murder of Jean McConville. He has always denied any involvement.

Mr Storey recently addressed a crowd at the unveiling of a mural in support of Mr Adams.

Speaking about the threat, Mr Adams told CNN: "The PSNI visited my home late last night and said that there was a serious threat to my life from what they described as criminals.

"That's the risk that I and others have to take, and are prepared to take, because the peace process is bigger than us. This is why we have to be very steadfast and resolute and patient as well."

Raymond McCartney of Sinn Féin said: "I can confirm that the PSNI visited the homes of Gerry Adams and Bobby Storey last night to warn them of a credible threat against their lives

"The PSNI officer told Gerry Adams wife Collette that they had information of a "serious threat from criminals" to Gerry Adams who was not at home at the time.

"Clearly there are elements that are opposed to the peace process and anti-Sinn Féin. We will not allow them to succeed nor will we be deflected from our determination to build the peace process."

A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "We do not discuss the security of any individual.

"However, if we receive information that a person's life may be at risk we will inform the relevant persons accordingly. We never ignore anything which may put an individual at risk.

"No inference should be drawn from this."

© UTV News
Comments Comments
roy in larne wrote (266 days ago):
am 47 and have always known londonderry as londonderry and if I live another 47yrs il still know it as londonderry
Peter in Derry wrote (267 days ago):
I feel really sorry for the mcconville family and any other families of the disappeared and hope that they can get justice or the closure they deserve. Gerry Adams has been taken in for questioning and is now released, he has not been arrested and should not be trialled by media or anyone who has a dislike for him as I can see exactly what has happened. The poll's in the south show very strong support for sinn fein and the backlash Adams has got over this situation from unionists has only seen Adams whip up more support. In a way you could say this has put Adams in a stronger political position.
Dorothy in Kansas wrote (267 days ago):
Rathcoole newtownabbey in Rathcoole Newtownabbey... The name Derry is an Anglicisation of the Irish name Daire or Doire meaning "oak grove.
aperson in Larne wrote (267 days ago):
Look at all the bitter comments. Wise up
Mark in Beal Feirste wrote (267 days ago):
Rathcoole me thinks u'll find it was and is Derry. You dont believe me? Ask the apprentice boys of yes u guessed it DERRY. Well that is whats on their banners isnt it. Oh one last thing, u should go find out about where the name Rathcoole came from? Give u a clue, it aint english.
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