Man in critical condition after Londonderry 'attack'

Londonderry Court house
Image caption The alleged attack happened in Derry last month

A man remains in hospital with life-threatening head injuries after an alleged assault in Londonderry.

The 35-year-old was attacked at Magowan Park at about 04:00 BST on 28 August, a court heard.

Appearing at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Monday, a 36-year-old man was denied bail in connection with the incident.

Martin Neeson, from Magowan Park, is charged with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH).

He is also charged with possessing a knife with intent to cause GBH.

The alleged victim was still in a critical condition and on a life support machine in hospital, a police officer told the court.

The officer said police were called to the defendant's home in the early hours of 28 August following a 999 call from a distressed woman.

They found the victim lying on the floor with blood coming from his ears, nose and mouth and his breathing described as "gurgling", added the officer.

Bail was refused and the Mr Neeson was remanded in custody until 29 September.

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