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Watch: Northern Ireland GP admits stealing £15k Steve McQueen painting at Belfast's Bullitt hotel

Published 23/10/2016

A Northern Ireland family doctor has confessed to stealing a £15,000 print of Hollywood legend Steve McQueen "in a moment of madness" from Belfast's new Bullitt Hotel.

CCTV footage of Dr Jill Purce carrying the huge 6ft 4in print down a street in Belfast last week went viral online.

The print was left on the street after they were unable to fit it into a car.

Dr Purce tearfully confessed to the Sunday Life newspaper that it was her, and revealed her accomplice has gone to the police to hand the pair in.

She added she now feels too ashamed of herself to leave her house.

The PSNI are investigating the incident, and the picture has now been secured to a wall in the Bullitt Hotel to prevent a repeat.

Read the full story in today's Sunday Life

Dr Jill Purce told Sunday Life that her brazen theft of the massive print was a 'moment of madness'
Dr Jill Purce told Sunday Life that her brazen theft of the massive print was a 'moment of madness'
CCTV footage of the theft of the Steve McQueen portrait
CCTV footage of the theft of the Steve McQueen portrait

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