Northern Ireland

Glengormley assault: Stephen McFarlane sought by police after woman attacked

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Media captionPolice have appealed for Stephen McFarlane, 33, to contact them and have asked the public not to approach him

Police have said they want to speak to a man following an assault in Glengormley, County Antrim, which left a woman critically ill in hospital.

It is understood the woman, who is 26, lived at the house on Ashgrove Road with her two young children.

Police have appealed for Stephen McFarlane, 33, to contact them and have asked the public not to approach him.

They are also trying to trace the movements of a white Audi A6, registration, T44 SMF.

Police have not released any further details of what happened to the woman.

Image caption The attack happened at the woman's house in Glengormley

In a statement they said they were "investigating a serious assault at an address in the Ashgrove Road" on Wednesday night.

"A 26-year-old woman has been taken to hospital for treatment for her injuries," they added.

"Her condition is described as critical."