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Two men appear in Ballymena Magistrate’s Court in connection to assault and robbery in Antrim

Ballymena Magistrate’s Court

Two men from Antrim were remanded into custody on Thursday (21st March) after standing accused in Ballymena Magistrate's Court of assaulting and robbing a man 26-year-old man.


The victim was walking in an alleyway adjacent to Seacash Drive, Antrim, at around 3:50am, on Monday 18th March, when he was approached by two men.



Police reported the victim was then attacked by the pair, punching and kicking him, and stole his phone and bank card, attempting to use the latter to withdraw cash from a nearby ATM.


The victim was able to make off from his attackers and contact police.


Following being charged yesterday, the two men, 24-year-old Jonathan Somers of no fixed abode, and 29-year-old David Fletcher from Donegore Drive, stood in the dock side-by-side and confirmed they understood the charges against them.



Both men are jointly accused of robbery, causing actual bodily harm, making a threat to kill and kidnapping the victim.


A police officer told the court that he believed he could connect both men to the charges.


District Judge Nigel Broderick remanded them into custody, adjourning the case to 9th April 2024.



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