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Police continue to hold crime scene in Ballymena


Police have confirmed that their operation over the last 24 hours at an address in Fountain Place, Ballymena, is in connection with the incident involving the discovery of a severely injured man found in a field outside the town on 11 October.

The operation began early yesterday morning (Wednesday 3 November) when officers arrested four men.


Police and Forensics Teams had been seen at a home and yard in the Fountain Place area since after 7am on Wednesday.


Detective Inspector Michael McCoy from Mid and East Antrim Criminal Investigation Department commented yesterday:


“A team of detectives has been working tirelessly since this horrific incident and have today made four arrests. Three men aged 36, 39 and 51 were arrested in the Ballymena area and one man aged 38 was arrested in the greater Belfast area. All four men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and arson and remain in custody at this time.


“The investigation is continuing and I would like to repeat my appeal for anyone with any information which could assist us with our enquiries to get in touch. The direct number for the investigation team in Ballymena is 02825667228 and the reference number is 327 11/10/21.


“You can also submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”