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Man charged over attack on 16-year-old schoolboy

Philip Convery was hospitalised after being assaulted during an attempted armed robbery.

A 21-YEAR-OLD MAN  has been charged over an attack that left a 16-year-old schoolboy in hospital.

Philip Convery was assaulted during an attempted robbery at a house on Mayogall Road near Magherafelt, Co Derry last Tuesday. He is still being treated in hospital.

The accused, who is due to appear in court this morning, faces charges of attempted armed robbery and related offences.

A second man aged 28 who was arrested in England on Friday is still in custody. The PSNI said he was helping police with their inquiries.

The BBC reports that Convery was at his 70-year-old grandmother’s house at the time of the attack. His grandmother and uncle were also assaulted.

According to the Mid-Ulster Mail, Convery received surgery for serious head injuries after the assault, which took place as he was preparing for his GCSE exams.

The accused will appear at Derry Magistrates Court today.