Man charged with attempted murder in Kilrea

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a serious assault on a man involving weapons at a house in Kilrea, County Londonderry.

Police said a man in his 30s sustained extensive injuries after being attacked by two armed intruders at a property on the Garvagh Road on Monday evening.

He was treated in hospital for injuries to his head, face and body.

The 27-year-old man is further charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm, threats to kill and causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

He is expected to appear before Coleraine Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.

A woman and two other men who were also arrested over the attack have been released on bail pending further investigation.