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# ballymena

Last month
September 2023
Off duty PSNI officer arrested at Antrim Hotel and charged over assaults and driving with excess alcohol
The officer will appear in court on 19 October.
Police in Ballymena arrest man on suspicion of 'attempted hijacking' and carrying a blade
The man allegedly went and got a knife after a failed hijacking attempt, police said.
This year
Man appears in court on terror charges linked to major PSNI data breach
50-year-old Christopher Paul O’Kane was refused bail and remanded in custody for four weeks.
Void left in hearts of all who knew Chloe Mitchell, funeral told
The Reverend said that the sudden loss of Chloe has left her parents struggling to recover.
Human remains found in Ballymena confirmed as those of Chloe Mitchell
Detectives launched a murder inquiry after suspected human remains were found on 11 June.
Brandon John Rainey charged with murder of Co Antrim woman Chloe Mitchell
Both men appeared in court in Ballymena this morning.
Fresh appeal over disappearance of Chloe Mitchell in Antrim as police 'increasingly concerned'
A 26-year-old man was arrested in Lurgan, Co Armagh, yesterday afternoon.
Man arrested following disappearance of a woman in Co Antrim
21-year-old Chloe Mitchell was last seen in Ballymena Town centre in the early hours of Friday, 2 June.
PSNI investigating after two native eagles found dead in Co Antrim
The bird is the UK’s largest native bird of prey.
Petrol bomb found outside house in Ballymena overnight
PSNI said the petrol bomb did not explode.
Last year
Man (29) arrested on suspicion of murder after 63-year-old man found dead in Co Antrim
The man was found dead at his home yesterday morning.
Family flee from house after arson attack as Antrim police investigate hate crime
The incident happened in the early hours of this morning.
All time
Two charged with attempted murder and kidnap after injured man discovered in Antrim field
Detectives have charged two more men, aged 38 and 39, in relation with the incident.
Appeal for information on missing Northern Irish teenager who is believed to be in Co Clare
Teagan Ward was last seen on Friday, 15 January in the Ballymena area of Co Antrim.
Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after death of man in flat in Antrim
The PSNI has appealed for anyone with information to come forward.
Sugrue slips back as Rai leads the way at Irish Open
The Cork amateur remains the best of the Irish, but today’s 73 puts him over par.
Meat processing company Moy Park confirms Covid-19 outbreak at plant in North
The company said it is working closely with the Public Health Agency.
Teenager charged with murder of 31-year-old Jason Lee Martin in Ballymena
Jason Lee Martin was stabbed in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Teenager arrested after 31-year-old man killed at house in Ballymena overnight
The man, named this evening as Jason Lee Martin, was discovered at a house in Orkney Drive.
Two men arrested in Ballymena following car chase
Two police officers sustained minor injuries in the chase.
Two men arrested after 'savage' burglary in Ballymena
The burglary took place in the town just after midnight this morning.
Five masked men armed with machete enter property and assault man in 'paramilitary-style attack'
Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
Appeal for witnesses after man stabbed in back in Ballymena overnight
The incident happened shortly before 4am this morning.
Police appeal for witnesses over death of boy (5) in river
Kayden Fleck died when he and his brother were playing near the River Braid on Saturday.
Family pay tribute to son who died after being swept away in Antrim river
The alarm was raised at 1pm yesterday afternoon, and a major rescue operation was launched.
Four police officers injured after burglar uses two cars to smash through gates in Ballymena
Busting through the gates with a Ford Kuga was unsuccessful. The suspect had more success with a Volkswagen Polo.
Family appeal for stolen memory card with the only photos of their stillborn baby
The memory cards also contain the only official photos of a family wedding a fortnight ago.
'It could have been a very different story': Petrol bomb thrown into Antrim family's home
Three adults and a 12-year-old boy were in the house at the time, but were uninjured.
Meet Ireland's Olympic Team: Steven Donnelly
The Ballymena brawler is confident of winning a medal after qualifying at the expense of Adam Nolan.
School evacuated after suspicious object found nearby
Police are currently at the scene in the Cambridge Avenue area of Ballymena, Belfast.
Motorcyclist dies after crashing into telegraph pole
The accident happened on the Glenariffe Road, near Ballymena.
You can buy this huge Ballymena nuclear bunker for the same price as a house in Donnybrook
Upwardly mobile.
You can buy the huge Ballymena nuclear bunker for the same price as a house in Donnybrook
Upwardly mobile.
Liam Neeson's school just shared an old photo of him on the hurling team
“But what I do have are a very particular set of skills…”
'Screams of fear' from murder victim will affect children for the rest of their lives
Brian McIlhagga was beaten and shot by a gang of masked men in Ballymoney a year ago today.
Five males - aged between 17 and 56 - arrested on suspicion of child rape
Police say that although the arrests all happened in Ballymena “the suspects are not all linked to each other”.
Michelin closure 'apocalyptic' news for almost 900 workers
The company’s factory in Ballymena is set to close by 2018.
Three people arrested over death of 69-year-old man
Detectives are appealing for anyone with information about an ‘altercation’ to get in contact.
Two in court after 21-year-old 'beaten and burned with an iron'
The attack took place on Thursday this week.
Man attacked with hammers in three burglar cash raid
Three men have been arrested after the Ballymena robbery.