Jean McConville
Jean McConville (L) with three of her children shortly before she disappeared in 1972Reuters

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested two men over the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972.

Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland arrested a 63-year-old man in Forkhill, County Armagh, and a 64-year-old man in County Antrim.

McConville was abducted from her west Belfast flat by the IRA before she was shot and buried. Her body was found 30 years later on a beach in County Louth in August 2003.

Her case is one of the most high profile of the "Disappeared" - those that were abducted, murdered and secretly buried by republicans during the Troubles.