Manchester

Attempted murder charge over Rochdale hammer attack

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was attacked with a hammer in Greater Manchester.

The 54-year-old victim was found with serious head injuries after police were called to a house on Ashbrook Hey Lane in Rochdale at 04:00 BST on Saturday.

She was taken to hospital where her condition is described as stable, police said.

Stuart Shaw, 25, of Green Meadow, Hurstead, Rochdale, is due to appear before magistrates later.

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