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Teenager charged with cordless drill attack on woman

The 38-year-old suffered a serious head injury during the incident in Co Tyrone on Saturday.

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Police said a teenager has been charged after a woman was injured in an attack with a cordless drill (Yui Mok/PA)

Police said a teenager has been charged after a woman was injured in an attack with a cordless drill (Yui Mok/PA)

Police said a teenager has been charged after a woman was injured in an attack with a cordless drill (Yui Mok/PA)

A teenager has been charged with attacking a woman with a cordless drill.

The 38-year-old victim was left in a critical condition after sustaining a severe head injury in the assault in Strabane, Co Tyrone, in the early hours of Saturday.

Officers have been investigating a potential homophobic motive.

The 17-year-old male has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and theft.

He is expected to appear at Omagh Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The incident happened at about 2am on Saturday in Railway Street in the town.

PA