A man has been charged following an incident which saw an elderly woman hit with a crow bar in a county Armagh church on Saturday afternoon.
Police have charged a 45-year-old man with attempted theft; robbery; going equipped for theft; and possession of an offensive weapon with intent.
He is due to appear at Lisburn Magistrates’ Court tomorrow, Monday, July 3.
It is alleged that a lady in her 70s entered the church in the William Street area of Portadown and disturbed a man trying to prise open a donation box open with a crowbar.
It is further alleged that the man demanded money from her but after refusing, the lady was hit her with the crowbar before handing over a sum of money.
The lady was left shaken and has some bruising to her left shoulder.
As is normal procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.
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