Northern Ireland

Three charged over Ballymena bin 'torture' case

David Roddy Patterson (L) Teri Lau (R)
Image caption David Patterson and Teri Lau men were remanded in custody

Three people from Ballymena have appeared in court charged with attempted murder following the discovery of an injured man in a bin.

Teri Lau of Dunclug Park, David Roddy Patterson of Glendun Drive, both 26, and Paula Wilson, 20, of Millfield were also charged with false imprisonment.

The victim, 20, was found in a taped-up wheeled bin at Sentry Hill on Tuesday.

A police officer said the incident was linked to a drink and drugs fuelled party over several days in Dunclug.

Image caption Paula Wilson also charged with attempted murder

The police officer told Ballymena Magistrate's Court that the victim, who was found naked in the domestic bin in the County Antrim town, had been beaten by several people in the bathroom at the house party.

He said the victim's injuries were such that it looked like he had been tortured.

The two men were remanded in custody and the woman was released on bail. They will appear in court again on 3 October.