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17-year-old charged with grievous bodily harm after drill attack on woman in Strabane

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17-year-old charged with grievous bodily harm after drill attack on woman in Strabane

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a 38-year-old woman was attacked with a cordless drill in Strabane, County Tyrone.

The BBC are reporting that the boy has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and theft.

The incident happened in the Railway Street area of Strabane on Saturday morning.

The woman is in a "critical but stable" condition in hospital.

Police said she had sustained "a very serious head injury".

The 17-year-old boy is due to appear at Omagh Magistrates' Court on Monday.