Northern Ireland

Banbridge attack: Two men remanded in custody

Scarva Walk in Banbridge Image copyright Google
Image caption The victim was critically injured at Scarva Walk in the town on Friday afternoon

Two men have appeared in court charged over a serious assault in Banbridge, County Down.

A man in his 40s suffered serious head injuries when he was attacked at Scarva Walk in the town on Friday afternoon.

Michael Loughlin, 20, from Iveagh Close in Banbridge, has been charged with attempted murder, assaulting police, theft and causing criminal damage.

Shay Leonard, 22, from Willow Avenue, Banbridge was charged with grievous bodily harm with intent and theft.

Both men were remanded in custody until 17 August.

The court in Newry, County Down, heard the victim was left critically ill after the attack.

However, he is now said to be in a stable condition.