A 'Welcome to Northern Ireland road sign is seen in Ballyconnell, Ireland, May 1, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)
A 'Welcome to Northern Ireland road sign is seen in Ballyconnell, Ireland, May 1, 2018.(Reuters File Photo)

Teen charged over power-drill attack on woman in Northern Ireland

The 38-year-old victim of the attack is in a critical condition.
Agence France-Presse, London | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2018 06:19 PM IST

A 17-year-old was charged on Sunday over a gruesome power-drill attack in Northern Ireland that left a woman with “grave injuries”, police said.

The 38-year-old victim is in a critical condition, suffering from a severe head injury following the attack in Strabane, County Tyrone, at around 2.00 am (0100GMT) on Saturday.

“A 17-year-old male has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and theft of a drill,” said the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

“This was a brutal attack and the injuries sustained by the victim are extremely grave,” said the PSNI’s Brian Reid.

The suspect is expected to appear at Omagh magistrates’ court on Monday.

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