Northern Ireland

Toxic package handed in to police in Carrickfergus

toxic warning

A parcel containing a toxic substance which was lost in Carrickfergus on Tuesday has been handed in to police.

The package, containing methanol, was being delivered to a forensic science lab at the town's Sea Park when it fell from a vehicle some time around noon.

Methanol can be highly toxic to humans either by ingestion, inhalation or absorption and can cause blindness or death.

A full investigation into the incident is under way.