Body Found On Newcastle Beach

Police have sealed off a beach in Newcastle, County Down, after the body of a man was discovered on Thursday morning, 11 October.

It is understood the police were contacted before 5am by a person out walking their dog.

The promenade has been sealed off.
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A PSNI spokesperson said: "Police are examining the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man's body on the beach in Newcastle.

"The body was found by a member of the public shortly before 5am."


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