Northern Ireland

'Historical' sexual abuse arrests made in County Down

PSNI crest
Image caption The arrests were made in the County Down area on Friday

Five men and two women have been arrested in the County Down area on Friday morning.

They are being questioned in relation to a number of allegations of historic sexual abuse.

The investigation is being carried out by detectives from the PSNI's Public Protection Unit.

The police said they will not be releasing anymore details in connection with the arrests because it is a live investigation.