Liam Neeson receiving the Freedom of the Borough
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Liam Neeson honoured by Ballymena award

Liam Neeson has received the Freedom of the Borough from Ballymena Borough Council at a ceremony in the town.

He was greeted at the Braid Centre by Mayor P J McAvoy.

The Oscar-nominated actor is best known for starring roles in the Star Wars film The Phantom Menace, Schindler's List, Taken and Michael Collins.

The Freedom of the Borough is the highest accolade the council can award a citizen.

Natasha Sayee reports for BBC Newsline.