Northern Ireland

Police search for three men after golf buggy ‘joyride’ in Co Antrim

The vehicle was stolen from the Galgorm Road area
The vehicle was stolen from the Galgorm Road area The vehicle was stolen from the Galgorm Road area

Police are searching for three men after a black golf buggy was taken for a joyride in Co Antrim.

The vehicle was stolen from the Galgorm Road area of Gracehill, Ballymena in the early hours of Monday.

The buggy was later abandoned in a nearby field.

It comes after the completion of the ISPS HANDA World Invitational at Galgorm on Sunday.

The tournament, which began last Thursday, is one of golf’s most innovative events with some of the best male and female players in the professional game taking part.

A PSNI spokesperson said the black golf buggy was taken shortly after 4.30am.

“Following the report made to police, it would appear that three men were involved in driving the golf buggy out of the Galgorm Road area, towards Lisnafillon Lane before abandoning the buggy in a nearby field," she said.

“A golf buggy matching the description of the one reported missing, was recovered from the Galgorm Road area shortly after 9am this morning and an investigation has commenced to identify those involved. 

“We are aware of social media videos circulating online and would ask the public not to re-share these, but to make contact with police to assist with our enquiries.

“If anyone who was in the area earlier this morning and saw anything suspicious or has dashcam footage please call police on 101."