Northern Ireland

No charges against County Down priest Fr Sean Cahill

A Catholic priest who voluntarily stepped aside while police investigated an abuse allegation will not face charges.

Police have confirmed that no prosecution has been directed against Father Sean Cahill.

Fr Cahill had been working in Castlewellan when he stood down while the allegation - believed to have dated back to the 1970s - was investigated.

Fr Cahill had always denied the allegation.