The PSNI has launched an investigation after a dead body was discovered on a beach in Northern Ireland.
It has been reported that a member of the public made the discovery on a beach in Newcastle Co. Down shortly before 5am on Thursday.
A PSNI spokeswoman said: "Police are examining the circumstances surrounding the discovery of a man's body on the beach in Newcastle.
"The body was found by a member of the public shortly before 5am."
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