A man has been charged with attempted murder after a woman was tied up during a Co Down burglary and a fire started in the home.
The 35-year-old has also been charged with aggravated burglary with intent to steal, aggravated vehicle taking causing damage to vehicle, arson endangering life with intent and false imprisonment.
Police have also charged two others, aged aged 27 and 30 in relation to a number of other offences. The charges are in connection with an aggravated burglary at a house on the Castlewellan Road area of Ballyward on Thursday and three other burglaries which occurred at premises in Belfast, Downpatrick and Ardglass between 20 and 23 February.
All will appear in Downpatrick Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
On Monday police said two masked men entered a home on School Road outside the village of Clough, Co Down. A woman working in the home was tied up and a fire started in an upstairs room before they fled the scene.
Two members of the public passing the house at the time managed to rescue the woman who was unharmed. Substantial damage was caused to the home.
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