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Male arrested after officer gives chase on borrowed bike in Ballymena




Police in Ballymena are continuing to act on community concerns against the scourge of drugs circulating within local communities.


Last night, Saturday 30 July, officers from the District Support Team in Ballymena were made aware of drug activity and responded to the report.


As a result of this a number of persons were detained and searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act.



In a shocking turn of events, one male took off from police on foot. Police quickly commandeered a bicycle from a willing member of the public and used it to pursue the male and keep him in sight.


A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said:


“With the help of the Tactical Support Group who were patrolling nearby, the male was then stopped and arrested for possession of Class A and B substances and related supply offences.



“Further searches were carried out and resulted in further drug seizures. The male is now in custody and is assisting police with enquiries.


“We would like to thank the public for alerting us to this activity and helping us keep drugs off our streets.


“Information can be passed through 101 or by calling Crimestoppers.”