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Four arrested over reported abduction in Co Antrim

An 18-year-old man is thought to have been kidnapped in Ballycastle, with a ransom demand made.

POLICE DETECTIVES in Northern Ireland have arrested four people as part of an investigation into the reported abduction of a man in Co Antrim yesterday.

An 18-year-old man is reported to have been abducted in Ballycastle, on the northern coast, yesterday afternoon.

The PSNI said a demand for money had been made for the man’s return.

The man later made his way to a police station in Belfast. No money was handed over.

The four people currently being detained – three females, aged 42, 18 and 16, and a 21-year-old man – were stopped in a car on the outskirts of Antrim last night.

They are currently being questioned at the Serious Crime Suite in Antrim police station.