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Two people found dead at Newcastle caravan park: carbon monoxide poisoning suspected

Two bodies have been found at a caravan park in Newcastle, County Down.

Police were called to Bonny's Caravan Park on the Tullybrannigan Road, Newcastle, Co Down, at around 3pm.

It is understood the two people were found inside a caravan.

The scene at Tullybrannigan Road has been closed off.

South Down MP Margaret Ritchie said police suspect it to be a case of carbon monoxide poisoning.

"I have been in touch with local police who have informed me of the discovery of two bodies in a south Down caravan site.

"I understand that police are treating it as suspected carbon monoxide poisoning at this stage."

"I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the families of these two people who are undoubtedly going through a deeply traumatic and difficult time."

"I'm shocked and deeply saddened by this awful discovery."

A spokesman from the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland (HSENI) said: "HSENI is looking into the circumstances of a fatal incident at a caravan park in the Newcastle area."

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) inspector David McClements said: "Police attended a caravan site on Tullybrannigan Road in Newcastle at around 3pm on Wednesday 21st January.

"Two bodies were discovered at a caravan on the site and a multi-agency investigation is now under way into the cause of the deaths."

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