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Man due in court after machete recovered in Bangor

A man is facing a number of firearms offences after an incident involving a two-foot-long machete in Bangor, Co Down.

Police were called to the Fort Terrace area after reports of a man with a knife attempting to force his way into another man's home shortly before 6am on Sunday.

However, when officers arrived the suspect had fled from the property. They searched the area and located a car, linked to the suspect, with an "intoxicated" woman inside.

The woman could not unlock the car, so police forced entry to free her. The car was searched and a large machete-type knife was recovered.

A 31-year-old man was later located and arrested.

Police say he has been charged with a number of firearms related offences, including possession of a firearm in suspicious circumstances, carrying a firearm with intent to commit an indictable offence and possession of an offensive weapon.

He is due to appear at Newtownards Magistrates' Court on Tuesday.

As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the PPS.

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