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Sudden death: Colin Winters

Sudden death: Colin Winters

Sudden death: Colin Winters

A man who pleaded guilty to terrorist offences after his house was bugged by MI5 has died suddenly.

Colin 'Colly' Winters was one of seven men who pleaded guilty to charges arising out of a covert MI5 bugging operation against the Continuity IRA (CIRA) in Co Down more than five years ago.

It is understood his death is not being treated as suspicious.