Monday 29 May 2017

Community rallies around Greta as suspect questioned

Greg Harkin

A 96-YEAR-OLD who was beaten by robbers has been released from hospital as gardai continue to quiz a suspect.

Greta Lilly was released into the care of a nursing home last night after being treated for rib injuries suffered at her home in Buncrana, Co Donegal.

And she was said to be "over the moon" after learning that a company has offered to fit windows in her home.

Thieves had taken money she had saved for home repairs.

The 48-year-old suspect was arrested late on Tuesday night near a hotel at Burt. It's understood he is not from the area.

The Beach Hill Manor Nursing Home at Lisfannon has offered the pensioner a week's respite free of charge before she returns home at Aghilly.

Compass Windows in Dungiven, Co Derry, has also offered to replace Ms Lilly's old windows.

Orbit Security, is also fitting a new alarm system at her home.

It comes after Buncrana Town Councillor Ciaran McLaughlin (pictured) set up a fund for the pensioner.

George McLaughlin (also pictured) has also put up a reward of €5,000 for information leading to the prosecution of Ms Lilly's attackers.

Irish Independent

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