24 September 2005

Gun fired as pupils visit station

BBC

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Police are conducting an internal investigation after a gun was fired during a visit by schoolchildren to a PSNI station in County Down.

One shot was accidently fired by a civilian PSNI worker after the gun was shown to them at Newcastle barracks.

A police spokesman said the incident which happened in the past few days was being examined by the PSNI internal investigation branch.

Police also confirmed the person who fired the gun had not been suspended.

The spokeman said the weapon was "currently in safe-keeping".

No-one was injured during the incident.

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