Officer 'warned' over Kelly incident

Officer 'warned' over Kelly incident

The police officer driving the landrover involved in an incident with Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly last summer has received an informed warning, UTV understands.

Mr Kelly was carried on the bonnet of the police vehicle in north Belfast while attempting to speak to PSNI officers about the arrest of a young man, which had happened moments earlier.It is believed that he stood in front of the vehicle and was then pushed down the street.Last month, the politician also accepted a formal reprimand over his actions at Carrickhill which happened just as the annual Tour of the North parade ended."I believed at the time I did the right thing," Mr Kelly said."I was part of calming a very difficult situation. I have always believed that this is a matter which should not be brought before the courts."On Monday, it emerged that the officer driving the landrover had also accepted an informed warning over his conduct.CHAR(13) + CHAR(10)


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