Two men have been charged with a number of offences in connection to the theft of a fire engine in Antrim yesterday morning.

A 66-year-old man has been charged with burglary, aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to another vehicle and property, and other offences.

A 19-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving and burglary, among other offences.

The incident began at around 4.30am yesterday morning when someone broke into the station on Agnew Street in Larne.

The engine was driven a short distance to Glenarm Road where it crashed into a number of cars.

It then smashed through the front gardens of a row of terraced houses before coming to a halt.

One car was flipped on to its roof, while the fire station was also damaged.

The two men were arrested shortly after the incident.

Both are due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates Court tomorrow.