Northern Ireland

Coleraine robbery: Man left ‘very shaken’ after knife held to his neck

Police also said ‘something was placed over his head’ as he was grabbed by a group of males

The death in Ballyclare was the third across the region’s roads this weekend
Police have appealed for information (Niall Carson/PA)

A man has had a knife held to his neck during a robbery in Coleraine.

Police said the victim was grabbed from behind by a number of males and “something was placed over his head” during the incident in the early hours of Saturday.

It happened as he walked in the Diamond area of the town shortly after 2.30am.

A PSNI spokesman said: “The suspects were then reported to have held a knife to his neck and demanded that he hand over money, before pushing him to the ground and striking him.

“They then fled with his wallet, which contained cash, bank cards, and other items, in the direction of Hanover Place.

“The victim was reported to be left very shaken by the incident, and our enquires are ongoing to establish the circumstances of this incident.

“I would appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed what happened, or who has any information which might assist, to get in touch with detectives on 101, and quote reference number 157 of 25/05/24.”