Woman critical after being attacked with drill by teenager
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Woman critical after being attacked with drill by teenager

A WOMAN is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked with a cordless drill in Strabane, Co. Tyrone.

The attack, which took place in the Railway Street area at around 2am, left the woman, 38, with a serious head injury.

A 17-year-old male is being questioned by detectives in relation to the incident.

The PSNI have said they are considering a possible “homophobic motive” for the attack.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said: “This was a brutal attack and the injuries sustained by the victim are extremely grave.

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“We are exploring a possible homophobic motive for the crime and we are appealing for witnesses to get in touch with us.”

The victim remains in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

The PSNI are continuing to examine the scene.