Alliance West Tyrone representative Stephen Donnelly has expressed his shock after a woman was attacked with a cordless drill in Strabane.
The 38-year-old is currently in critical condition with a head injury after being assaulted in the Railway Street area around 2am. A 17-year-old male is in custody following the incident. Police have said they are exploring a possible homophobic motive for the crime.
“I absolutely condemn this attack, which has shocked the entire community in Strabane and further afield,” said Mr Donnelly.
“My thoughts are with the injured woman and I hope she makes a full recovery. It is beyond me what could possess a person to carry out an attack such as this.
“If anyone has any information on this matter, I urge them to take it to the police immediately.”