Northern Ireland

Weapons seized and man arrested in Killinchy, County Down

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Image caption Armed response officers were involved in detaining the man in County Down

A number of weapons, including a handgun and knives, have been seized by police in County Down.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested.

Police said they received reports that a man was carrying a firearm in New Line Crescent in Killinchy at 01:30 GMT on Sunday.

Insp Mark Stewart said: "Officers, supported by armed response colleagues, responded and detained a male matching the description.

"A number of knives and a handgun, believed to be a blank firing pistol, were subsequently seized."

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