Northern Ireland

RIC sword, helmet stolen from museum in Cultra

Break-in

A ceremonial sword has been stolen during a break-in at a museum in County Down.

The burglary, at part of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra, was discovered on Sunday morning.

A glass display cabinet inside a former Royal Irish Constabulary station building was smashed and the sword stolen.

The burglars also took an RIC District Inspector's uniform tunic along with a helmet and a station badge.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.