Man, 61, charged with attempted murder

A 61-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder after he allegedly bashed a man about the head with a press iron.

Hobart detectivces charged the man last night following an alleged disturbance at a house in Queen Street in Sandy Bay on Sunday evening.

The 52-year-old alleged victim remains in a critical condition in the Royal Hobart Hospital.

The alleged offender remains in custody and will appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court today.

Police ask that anyone who may have seen or heard the alleged disturbance between the hours of 5pm and 7.30pm on Sunday night to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.