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Police investigate homeless man and pepper spray video

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An investigation is under way after a video posted online appears to show a police officer using pepper spray on a homeless man.

The incident happened in Henry Street, Dublin, on Friday 13 March.

The video shows an officer standing over a man who is handcuffed and lying on the ground. He puts a foot on the man's leg.

When the man tries to move, the officers pushes him back and holds a canister close to his face.

Police sources said the video did not prove that the spray was used.

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