Man charged with attempted murder after woman struck by shotgun pellets in Ballygowan

File photo dated 01/05/23 of a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officer.

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was struck by shotgun pellets at a house in Co Down.

Police said a woman was struck on her head and back with a number of shotgun pellets, which were fired through the window of a house in the Brae Grove area of Ballygowan on Saturday night.

Earlier on Monday, the PSNI confirmed that a 44-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, possession of a firearm and criminal damage.

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This evening, police said the man had been charged, and was due to appear before Newtownards Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

“A 44-year-old man arrested by detectives investigating an attempted murder in Ballygowan on Saturday, June 22nd, has been charged to court,” they said.

“He has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and criminal damage and is due to appear before Newtownards Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, June 25th. As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.”

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