DETECTIVES are investigating after a young man was found beaten and naked in a taped-up wheelie bin.
The PSNI say officers are probing the circumstances surrounding the incident that happened near Sentry Hill in Ballymena sometime on Tuesday.
The man was found after a dog was seen sniffing around the wheelie bin which had its lid taped shut.
A passerby spotted the dog raised the alarm.
The victim was rushed to Antrim Area Hospital by a paramedic team where his condition is described as stable.