Two Men Arrested Over Historical Child Sexual Abuse

Detectives have arrested two men as part of an investigation into allegations of serious historical child sexual abuse.

Officers from the PSNI's Public Prosecution branch arrested the two suspects, aged 60 and 67, on Thursday, 08 March.
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The men were detained in Newtownards and Ardglass.

They are being questioned at Antrim Police station.


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