A Sheffield man has appeared in court charged with attempting to murder an 80-year-old woman in her Nottingham home.
Raj Mohammed, aged 52 of Lifford Street, Tinsley, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Saturday, accused of attacking the pensioner at her home on Ipswich Circus, Sneinton, on Wednesday, May 18.
The woman remains in hospital in a critical condition.
Neighbours living close to the scene told the Nottingham Post newspaper the victim was an elderly lady who lives alone.
A police cordon remained outside the house where the incident happened over the weekend.
Mohammed is also charged with breaching a restraining order which prevents him from entering Nottinghamshire.
A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said Mohammed entered no pleas at the hearing at Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody until his next court appearance next month.
Mohammed will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on June 20 for a preliminary hearing in relation to the charges he faces in connection with the attack.