A teenager has been charged with attacking a woman with a cordless drill.
The 38-year-old victim was left in a critical condition after sustaining a severe head injury in the assault in Strabane, Co Tyrone, in the early hours of Saturday.
Officers have been investigating a potential homophobic motive.
The 17-year-old male has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and theft.
He is expected to appear at Omagh Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
The incident happened at about 2am on Saturday in Railway Street in the town.