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Police probe Sean Kelly video

The footage, which emerged on social media over the weekend, appears to show the Shankill bomber being restrained.

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An investigation has been launched over a video which appears to show Shankill bomber Sean Kelly being restrained during an incident at a shopping centre in north Belfast. (Peter Morrison/PA)

An investigation has been launched over a video which appears to show Shankill bomber Sean Kelly being restrained during an incident at a shopping centre in north Belfast. (Peter Morrison/PA)

An investigation has been launched over a video which appears to show Shankill bomber Sean Kelly being restrained during an incident at a shopping centre in north Belfast. (Peter Morrison/PA)

Police are investigating the circumstances around a video which appears to show Shankill bomber Sean Kelly being restrained.

The footage emerged on social media across the weekend.

During the scenes, Kelly appears to be restrained by others during an incident at a shopping centre in north Belfast.

Justice minister Naomi Long tweeted that she had reported the incident to police after seeing the footage.

A PSNI spokesman said an investigation into the incident has been launched.

“Police are aware of a video posted on a social media platform on Saturday May 2,” he said.

“An investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident has commenced.

“Inquiries are continuing.”

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.

PA