Police have made an arrest after a report of a man being assaulted and pursued in a vehicle in Newtownabbey.

The alleged incident took place on Monday, July 8.

A 41-year-old man was reportedly assaulted by a group of men at the O’Neill Road area at around 2pm.

The male was subsequently blocked in his vehicle on the Antrim Road by a black Volkswagen Tiguan which pulled into his path.

Inspector Cullen said: “As he made off, he was pursued by the Tiguan for a distance before his blue Mercedes car was rammed from behind.

“At the Fortwilliam traffic lights a male exited the Tiguan and approached the Mercedes however the victim drove off.

“A 19 year old man was later arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, dangerous driving and other related offences. He was released on police bail pending further enquiries.”

Enquiries are continuing and police would appeal to anyone with any information to contact them on 101, quoting reference number 1390 08/07/24.

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/ .”