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Woman Found Unconscious On Co Down Road

A woman has been found unconscious on a road in County Down.

The woman, aged in her 50s, was discovered on the Sheepland Road at around 4.30am on Sunday.

She was taken to hospital where she is believed to be in a serious condition.

A bicycle was discovered nearby and police are investigating the possibility that she may have been cycling in the area.
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Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the woman walking or cycling on the road or anyone who's has information in relation to the incident to contact them.


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