Police in Larne arrested a 34-year-old man following an assault on a train at around 9.10 am on Wednesday, May 8th.

Police received a report that a member of staff had been assaulted on the train within the Magheramorne area of Larne.

Officers attended the Magheramorne area and arrested the man on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and criminal damage, he remains in custody.

Inspector Parkes said: “The victim was taken to hospital for treatment of his injuries. Everyone deserves to be safe in their place of work and we are asking for the continued support of the whole community in showing zero tolerance to abuse of Translink staff.

“If anyone wishes to report a crime that occurs on any method of public transport, or any offence against Translink staff or passengers, please contact police on 101 or in an emergency dial 999. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”