Northern Ireland

Drums on Crawfordsburn beach 'not dangerous'

Crawfordsburn beach
Image caption Four drums washed ashore on Crawfordsburn beach

Police have now said there is no danger to the public at Crawfordsburn beach in County Down.

Earlier, they said they were investigating a report that a dangerous substance had been washed onto the beach in four drums.

They said a substance inside could be hazardous to the skin if touched.

They now believe the drums were empty before they went into the water and may have been the remains of a raft