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Two men released and one due in court after assault in Ballymena

PSNI police car

Two men arrested in connection with a report of an assault in the Lanntara area of Ballymena on Wednesday morning, 24th January have been released from police custody following questioning.


They have subsequently been reported to the Public Prosecution Service and a report is being compiled.

A third man, also present at the scene, who was arrested on bench warrant is due to appear before Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court this morning, Thursday 25th January.

It comes after officers received a report shortly before 6am on Wednesday morning, that a man was assaulted inside a property and left with facial injuries, including significant bruising and swelling. A number of items were also believed to have been taken.

A short time later, officers identified a man matching the description of the report, at another property in the area and made an arrest.

This man also had significant facial injuries, which he said were inflicted by another named individual. However given the initial report, he was arrested for offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm and theft.

Officers were quickly able to identify a second man believed to have been involved and he was arrested for assault and being in possession of an offensive weapon.

During a search in custody on the second man, drugs were located and he was further arrested for being in the possession of Class C controlled drugs.

In addition, a third man was observed by police at the second property, believed to be wanted on bench warrant. He was also arrested at the scene.

Enquiries remain ongoing in relation to the assault and anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 171 24/01/24.


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