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Police question Shankill bomber following footage of him being restrained outside Belfast supermarket

Shankill bomber Sean Kelly. Picture by Peter Morrison/PA Wire

POLICE are understood to have questioned Shankill bomber Sean Kelly about an incident at a shopping centre in Belfast.

The incident, which was filmed and posted on social media, took place in north Belfast at the weekend.

The PSNI last night said a 46-year-old man attended Musgrave Street police station by "prior arrangement" yesterday morning.

A report will be prepared for the Public Prosecution Service.

On Sunday, Stormont Justice Minister Naomi Long said she had referred the video to the PSNI.

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The footage emerged on social media

Kelly was convicted of the IRA's 1993 bombing of a Shankill Road fish shop which killed nine people, including two children.

Another bomber, Thomas Begley, was also killed in the blast.

Kelly was handed nine life sentences for his role in the bombing, but was released in July 2000 under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement.

The families of some of the Shankill Bomb victims have called for Kelly's licence to be revoked following the footage.

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