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Shankill bomber interviewed over shopping centre incident

Sean Kelly voluntarily attended Musgrave St police station in Belfast.

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Shankill bomber Sean Kelly (Peter Morrison/PA)

Shankill bomber Sean Kelly (Peter Morrison/PA)

Shankill bomber Sean Kelly (Peter Morrison/PA)

Police have interviewed Shankill bomber Sean Kelly about an incident at a Belfast shopping centre.

Footage of Saturday’s incident at commercial premises on Ardoyne Avenue in north Belfast has been shared widely on social media.

Officers confirmed they had interviewed a 46-year-old man, understood to be Kelly, on Wednesday.

Detective Inspector Tom Phillips said the man attended Musgrave police station on Wednesday by prior arrangement.

“A report will now be prepared for the Public Prosecution Service,” he said.

Kelly was convicted of the IRA’s 1993 bombing of a Shankill Road fish shop which killed nine civilians, 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