A 33-year-old man has been charged with assault and burglary following a serious assault on a 73-year-old man in Co Donegal .

Lee Mitchell of Windmill View, Letterkenny appeared at special sitting of Buncrana District Court this afternoon.

He was remanded in custody, and is to appear in Harristown District Court on 6 June.

The pensioner, is being treated for serious injuries at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.

The attack happened on Friday at his home on Convent Road, Carndonagh, where he lives alone.