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Five men arrested after altercation and assault in Broughshane

Detectives in Ballymena are appealing for information following two separate incidents in Broughshane on Saturday 26 September.

The first appeal followed a report of an #altercation in Whinsmoor Park, #Broughshane at approximately 7.45pm last night.

A 24 year old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including possession of an offensive weapon with Intent to commit indictable offence. He remains in custody at this time.

Any information to 101, quoting reference 1745 26/09/20.

The second appeal is in reference to a reported #assault on a man also in Whinsmoor Park, #Broughshane.

Last night, Saturday, 26 September, police received a report at 11.40pm, that sometime between 8.30pm and 9.30pm, as the man was walking along Whinsmoor Park, a car drew up and a number of males got out. They then assaulted him with what he believes to be a metal bar.

Police have arrested four men aged 31, 40, 56 and 58 on suspicion of a number of offences. They all remain in police custody at this time.

Detective Sergeant McDowell would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or who has information that could assist detectives with their enquiries to contact detectives at Antrim on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 2373 26/09/20, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via

http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/

It is unclear whether there is any link between the two incidents.