A DUP Assembly member in Co Down has asked police to investigate a number of incidents of pro IRA chanting and singing mocking the death of the UK's Queen Elizabeth.

In a statement, South Down MLA Diane Forsyth said a video circulating on social media shows customers in a packed bar room in her constituency celebrating and mocking the queen's death.

"For such hatred to be so widespread in the community where I live and represent is as worrying as it is depraved," she said.

"I have been in contact with the PSNI and asked them to investigate several events this weekend. Videos circulating on social media clearly identify people. Their actions should be considered alongside hate legislation.

"This comes on the back of fans at several football matches in the Republic of Ireland mocking Her Majesty's passing.

"I call for leadership from the nationalist and republican elected representatives in South Down.

"Whilst people all over the world mourn the passing of our Head of State, a family also mourn a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. It is time for leadership. Such hatred should be rejected," she said.