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Man arrested for attempted hijacking in Ballymena

PSNI police car

Police in Ballymena have arrested a man following an incident at Waveney Road on Tuesday, 19th September.

A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said:

"It was reported that a man wearing a grey tracksuit opened the driver's door of a van, which was parked on Waveney Road, and grabbed at the steering wheel at around 10.45am on Tuesday morning.

"The van driver pushed the man away and he then walked to a nearby house and emerged holding a knife before proceeding on foot towards Ballymena Town Centre.

"Officers attended and arrested a 40 year old man on suspicion of attempted hijacking and possession of a blade or point in a public place and he remains in custody at this time."

A knife was recovered a short time later in the Bridge Street area.

Officers would ask anyone with any information about this incident or who may be able to help with the investigation to contact them in Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 503 19/09/23, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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