Man who had been accused in relation to report of robbery of pizza delivery driver in Ballymena has charge withdrawn

A MAN who had been accused of robbing a pizza delivery driver of £180, cigarettes and pizzas has had the one charge he faced – robbery – withdrawn by prosecutors.

A prosecutor told Ballymena Magistrates Court, where the defence barrister was Aaron Thompson, the matter was withdrawn after no prosecution was directed.

The charge related to July 28, 2019.

The man who had been charged was Kyle Rainey (29), with an address listed as Lanntara, Ballymena.

Last year detectives had appealed for witnesses following the report of a robbery in the Lanntara area on July 28.

In a PSNI press release, Detective Sergeant Lyttle said at the time: “At approximately 2.30am, a pizza delivery driver arrived at an address in the Lanntara area, he was approached by two males, one armed with a knife, who assaulted him and held the knife close to his face.

“They made off with a sum of cash, a pizza hot box and two pizzas. The driver suffered minor injuries to his face and hands.”

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