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Man released in Decky Collins shooting investigation

Deaghlan Collins who was shot outside a west Belfast chip shop
Deaghlan Collins who was shot outside a west Belfast chip shop

A 33-year-old man arrested in connection with a shooting in west Belfast has been released unconditionally.

Deaghlan 'Decky' Collins as shot twice as he left a fast food restaurant on the Springfield Road at 7.40pm on Monday night in front of dozens of bystanders.

The 33-year-old man was arrested on Thursday under the Terrorism Act, under which a person must be charged, released pending a report to the PPS or released unconditionally - bail is not permitted.

It is understood that Mr Collins (30), who had recently become a father, was under threat from several armed groups.

He is currently the Royal Victoria in a critical but stable condition, but has suffered life-changing injuries.

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