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CHARGED | 28-year-old man to appear in Court following stabbing in Ballymena

Detectives investigating a stabbing incident at a house in the Grove Road area of Ballymena on Wednesday 14th September have charged a 28-year-old man with attempted murder, aggravated burglary, possession of a firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence.

Police received a report shortly after 4am that a man forced his way into the property through the front door and made his way inside, where he stabbed a male occupant a number of times causing serious injuries to his head, neck and abdomen.

The injured man was taken to hospital following the incident where he remains in a serious condition.

A short time later, officers arrested a man at a house in Cullybackey.

He is due to appear before Ballymena Magistrates Court on Thursday 15th September. As is normal procedure the charges are reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.