06/05/2021

Man Attacked In Ballymena

A man has been attacked by two intruders who forced their way into a house in Ballymena.

The victim was punched in the face and beaten with a baseball bat at a property on Princess Street at around 6pm on Tuesday, 04 May.

He did not need hospital treatment, however he did receive media attention.

Detective Sergeant Lenaghan said: "One of the men is described as being approximately 6 ft 1” to 6 ft 2” tall, around 30 years of age, of stocky build and clean shaven. He was dressed in a dark coloured baseball cap and an Adidas tracksuit.

"The second male is described as being approximately 5 ft 7" to 5 ft 8" tall, around 18 or 19 years of age, and of slim build. He had dirty fair hair which appeared to be shaved at the sides and back, and was dressed in a dark red zipped hoody and grey tracksuit bottoms.

"Both men were reported to speak with local accents.

"Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and we would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact detectives on 101 quoting reference number 1834 of 04/05/21."

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