Man charged with attempted murder following ‘hatchet’ incident

POLICE have charged a man with attempted murder following an incident which allegedly involved a hatchet.

The man was charged to appear at Ballymena Magistrates Court on Saturday.

It is understood the charge relates to an incident at a dwelling in the Clough area in recent days.

It is understood a male was injured and required hospital treatment and his condition is not believed to be life threatening.

In a statement to ‘Ballymena Daily’ TUV councillor Chrissy Jamieson said he was “shocked” by an incident in Clough.

He added: “This is a quiet, law abiding community which has been shaken to its core”.

 

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