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'Shock' at historic wall collapse

Collapsed wall
An investigation has started into how the wall collapsed.

A taxi driver has described the moment when a section of the 400-year-old battlements at Antrim Castle collapsed close to her car.

The area has been cordoned off and an investigation is under way.

Taxi driver Margaret Hegarty was taking a break in her car when the wall came down at about 1900 BST on Saturday.

"I heard this big bang and all this rubble came over the car. I thought a lorry had crashed into the wall, I was just that shocked," she said.

The town's deputy mayor, Adrian Watson, said it was lucky no-one was hurt.

"What was an historic monument in the town is now a pile of rubble," he said.

"Thankfully no-one was hurt, but it is a terrible mess."



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