Community rallies around Greta as suspect questioned
Published 10/01/2013 | 05:00
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.