Two teenagers given ‘Community Resolution Notices’ following assault on man with ‘severe learning difficulties’

The incident happened at the Community Centre at Galgorm. Picture: Google Maps.

POLICE say two teenagers have been given ‘Community Resolution Notices’ in connection with an assault on a man with ‘severe learning difficulties’ outside a community centre in Galgorm.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “We would like to thank the community for their response to our appeal following an assault in Ballymena on Friday 13th March.

“Information provided by you enabled us to identify two teenagers who have now been given community resolution notices in connection with the incident.”

An original PSNI statement on Saturday regarding the incident had said: “Police in Ballymena are investigating the report of an assault at a community centre at Raphael Way in the Gracehill/Galgorm area of Ballymena on Friday 13th March.

“It was reported that at around 7.30pm the injured party, a male aged in his 20s with severe learning difficulties, was outside the centre when two male youths pushed him to the ground and began kicking him.

“The youths then poured alcohol over him as he lay on the ground before making off. The male sustained injuries to his back and wrist as a result of the assault.”

Inspector Ash added: “This was a shocking attack on a totally defenceless person and I would strongly urge anyone with any information about the incident to contact officers in Ballymena.”

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