Northern Ireland

Newry assault: Man charged with attempted murder of woman

Newry courthouse
Image caption The 31-year-old man is due to face five charges at Newry Magistrates' Court on Wednesday

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was seriously assaulted in Newry, County Down.

She was attacked in Mourne View Park on Monday afternoon. The woman was later treated in hospital for injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

The 31-year-old man has also been charged with possession of an offensive weapon, assault, assault causing actual bodily harm, and assault on police.

He is expected to appear at Newry Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.