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Two parrots stolen during Co Down break-in returned to owner

Two parrots stolen during a Co Down break-in earlier this week have been returned to their owner.

Three birds in total – two African Greys and an Amazonian – were stolen from Seaforde Gardens and Tropical Butterfly House near Newcastle.

Two have now been returned after a member of the public contacted the owner.

Police also discovered another bird amid searches in Newtownards, which was not one of the missing three parrots.

During a search of the house in Burnreagh Drive area,  a number of other items - including boxes of washing powder stolen during burglaries in the Down area in recent days - were also recovered.

A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of four counts of burglary, handling stolen goods and possession of class B and class C drugs.

He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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