Arrest made in connection with sudden death of man in Ballymena

The crime scene yesterday in Ballymena following the sudden death of man. Picture by Ann McManus.

DECTECTIVES have confirmed they had made an arrest in connection with the sudden death of a man in Ballymena.

The man's body was found inside a Simon Community hostel in the Harryville area of the town yesterday, where he was a resident.

Police cordoned off Henry Street, Bridge Street and the Railway Street areas while enquiries were carried out.

Police cordens were in place yesterday as they investigated the sudden death of man in Ballymena. Picture by Ann McManus.

There was a large police presence in the area as well as forensic officers.

A PSNI spokesman has said a post mortem will now take place and said that a 27-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (ABH).

The man remains in custody.

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