31/05/2006

Man released in Ballymena rape investigation

A man in his 30's, who was being questioned over the rape of a man in County Antrim, has today been released on bail.

The man was arrested yesterday morning in Ballymena, and was held overnight by police investigating the incident.

The arrest is believed to have been related to a serious sexual assault of a 25-year-old man, which took place on the Broughshane Road, close to Ballymena Rugby Club, on February 9, 2006.

It is understood that the victim was jogging in the area when he was dragged into the back of a white Transit type van by two men.

(EF/SP)

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