Man linked to Mary Boyle disappearance convicted of murder

Convicted child killer Robert Black has been found guilty of murdering Jennifer Cardy in Ballinderry, County Antrim, 30 years ago.

The nine-year-old was abducted from the roadside near her home on 12 August 1981.

It emerged during the trial that the 64-year-old was a predatory paedophile with a history of abusing young girls.

Black has been linked to the disappearance of six year-old Mary Boyle in Donegal over three decades ago.

She vanished while playing near her grandparents home at Cashelard, outside Ballyshannon in March of 1977.

Her body was never found.

Black had visited the area around the time of her disappearance as part of his work as a delivery driver.

However, Mary Boyle's family are understood to not believe he was involved in her disappearance.