Man arrested in Ballyclare

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A 34-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) in Ballyclare, after acting suspiciously in the area.

The arrest was made after information was received from two members of the public, who said that a car was acting suspiciously in the Ballyclare area yesterday evening (Monday, May 16) and in the early hours of today (Tuesday).

The Times understands that shortly before 3.50am this morning, police received a report that a car and a man were acting suspiciously around a car sales showroom in the Park Street area of Ballyclare.

Police attended the scene and found that a car in the premises had been damaged. A 34-year-old man was arrested a short time later on suspicion of criminal damage, going equipped for theft, attempted theft and possession of a class C controlled drug.

Sergeant McIlroy said: “Late on Monday evening, we received a report of a car acting suspiciously in the Carrickfergus Road area. This turned out to be the same car that was later reported to be acting suspiciously in the Park Street area. The information we received from the two members of the public was vital in this arrest being made and it serves as an excellent example of police and the community working together to get good results.

“The 34-year-old man currently remains in custody assisting police with their enquiries.”