A security alert in Warrenpoint has ended.
Just before 3.20pm today, police received a report that a suspicious object had been discovered in the Seafields area of Warrenpoint.
Inspector Porter said: “ “Local officers attended the scene along with Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) and residents were evacuated from their homes in order to ensure their safety.
“Following examination, it was confirmed that the object was an unexploded World War II long range mortar. A controlled explosion was carried out and residents were able to return home by 7.00pm.
“I want to thank the public for their cooperation, which allowed us to bring this security alert to a swift conclusion.”