Man (35) due in court following search by police investigating ‘paramilitary-style attack’ in Ballymena

Detectives have charged a 35-year-old man to appear before Limavady Magistrates Court tomorrow (Wednesday 26 June) following a search in Ballymena.

He has been charged with drugs offences including cultivating cannabis, possessing article infringing copyright, possession of a Class A drug, possession of a Class A drug with intent to supply and possession of a Class B drug.

He has also been charged with trading counterfeit products. As is normal procedure, the charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

He has been released on police bail pending further enquiries in relation to grievous bodily harm with intent and theft.

The charges follow a search in the Ballymena area earlier today by detectives investigating what police have described as “a paramilitary style attack” on a 20 year old man who was attacked by three men as he walked through the pedestrian underpass between Moat Road and Crebilly Road in Ballymena on Thursday 30th May. The men also stole cash and a mobile phone before making off.

During today’s search, quantities of suspected Class A and Class B drugs were seized, the PSNI said.

During the May 30 incident the 20-year-old received injuries to his head, face and ankles and was taken to hospital after being attacked by men wielding hammers.

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