Man aged 43 charged with attempted murder and kidnap over man found in field

Detectives have charged a 43-year-old male with attempted murder, kidnap and arson following the discovery of a severely injured man in a field to the south of Broughshane on October 11.


At around 8.15am that day police received a report that a man had been discovered lying in a field close the Lisnamurrikin Road.

He had sustained a number of wounds and was treated at the scene by ambulance staff before being taken to hospital in a serious condition.

At the time detectives said they were investigating a link between this and a silver Volvo being found on fire on Doury Road, a long rural road to the north of Ballymena.

The 43-year-old is due to appear before Ballymena Magistrates’ Court via videolink tomorrow (December 16).

It is thought four other men – aged 36, 38, 39 and 51 – were previously charged with attempted murder, arson and kidnap in connection with this incident.

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