Man charged over pensioner attack

DETECTIVES have charged a 20-year-old man in connection with an attack on a pensioner in the Doagh Road area of the borough at the weekend.

The man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court this morning (Thursday, May 10) on charges of GBH with intent, burglary and possession of a class B controlled substance.

The charges relate to an assault on a 72-year-old man at his home on the Doagh Road near Ballyduff Brae on Saturday afternoon (May 5).

Earlier this week, the pensioner was still in hospital where his condition was described as “stable”.

Speaking about the arrest, DCI Colin Gillis said: “Thanks to the community for their support with this investigation. With their continued support we will continue to robustly investigate these heinous crimes against the elderly to help bring the perpetrators before the courts.”