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Two women taken to hospital after sign collapses in Ballymena town centre

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

Fairhill Centre Ballymena.

Police have confirmed this evening that two women have been taken to hospital following a freak incident when signage of a local business collapsed this afternoon.

Police along with Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) collleagues rushed to the scene shortly after 5pm today, Wednesday 5 April.

It is understood signage and a canopy detached from above the window at Caffé Nero on Thomas Street in the town, falling on a number of people seated at the outside tables.

One women was taken by ambulance to Antrim Area Hospital, while a second women was transported to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast.

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

"Police are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive Northern Ireland and Environmental Health at Mid and East Antrim Borough Council to investigate the circumstances surrounding the collapse of signage in the Fairhill Lane area of Ballymena just after 5.05pm today, Wednesday 5th April.


"Officers, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, responded to a report that a large sign had fallen at business premises.


"Two women were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries".


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