Ardglass: Shoe found at sea 'may contain human bones'

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The bones were found at sea by fishermen in Ardglass on Wednesday
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The bones were found at sea by fishermen in Ardglass on Wednesday

Fishermen have found a shoe containing suspected human bones off the County Down coast, police have said.

Officers were alerted to the discovery by fishermen in Ardglass at about 18:30 BST on Wednesday.

They reported finding a shoe and sock in the water, containing what they believed to be bones.

A police spokesman said the bones "do appear to be human remains". They have been take to a forensic mortuary at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.