January 16, 2019
International Crime

Woman ‘critical’ after drill attack in Strabane

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 A 38-year-old woman is in a critical but stable condition after being attacked with a cordless drill in Strabane, County Tyrone.

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.”

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