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Gerry Adams tells brother to answer abuse allegation

Gerry Adams
Gerry Adams has called on his brother to come forward

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has said his brother should hand himself over to the authorities to answer allegations of sexual abuse.

It is understood that an arrest warrant was issued for Liam Adams a year ago.

It was issued for failing to appear at a preliminary court hearing to answer questions about alleged sexual offences against his daughter Aine Tyrell.

She spoke publically of her accusations on UTV's Insight programme on Friday night.

Mr Adams said it was "hugely difficult" personal matter and that his younger brother should hand himself in.

"I haven't had any contact with him (Liam Adams)," he said.

"Liam knows that if I knew where he was that I would tell the PSNI and I would."

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