A MAN has appeared in court charged with the knife attack on pensioner Patrick McLoughlin which has left him fighting for his life in hospital.
The 73-year-old was stabbed at his home on Convent Road in Carndonagh on Friday night last.
Lee Mitchell, who is 33 and has an address at Windmill Park in Letterkenny, was also charged with a burglary at another address in Carndonagh on the same day when he appeared at a special sitting of Buncrana District Court today,
He was charged with assault causing harm at Convent Road in Carndonagh.
He was also charged with burglary of a house a Millbrae in the Inishowen town.
There was no application for bail.
Mitchell was remanded in custody to Castlerea Prison and will appear in court again at Harristown on Friday next.