Woman ‘critical’ after drill attack in Strabane
The incident happened in the Railway Street area at about 02:00 BST on Saturday morning.
Police said a 17-year-old man was being questioned by detectives.
They said the “victim sustained a very serious head injury and is understood to be in a critical but stable condition in hospital”.
They said they were “exploring a possible homophobic motive for the crime” and have appealed for information and video footage of the incident.
Det Sgt Brian Reid said: “This was a brutal attack and the injuries sustained by the victim are extremely grave.”