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Gun found in Warrenpoint search

Army bomb disposal team

A gun has been found following a security alert in Warrenpoint, County Down.

It was found in the hedge of a house in the Beach Lodge Park area of the town shortly before 1430 GMT on Sunday.

A number of homes in the area were evacuated and the people taken to a local hall.

All the residents who were out of their houses have now returned. The gun is being forensically examined by the police.

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