Wednesday 22 October 2014

Pensioner (89) dies after burglars attack her at home

Published 11/10/2013 | 11:26

91-year-old Susie Arthur. Photo: NewspixIrl
91-year-old Susie Arthur. Photo: NewspixIrl

A PENSIONER who was battered by burglars in her home has died.

Susannah Arthur, known as Suzi, was 89 years of age.

She was viciously assaulted by thieves in her Co Donegal home three months ago.

Ms Arthur passed away in hospital last night.

Suzi and her sister Isa were attacked on July 1 at their home.

Isa, who is 91, is distraught at the death of her sister. After the attack, Suzi was taken to hospital and never got out again.

At the time Isa told how the lowlife gang called to the property offering to paint it and hours later smashed their way into the house she shared with her sister Suzy.

The raiders threw Suzy to the ground and broke her hip, before ransacking the proprety at Feddyglass, Raphoe – on the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road.

Isa said at the time: “I was out in the garden and when I came in they shoved me into the living room. I saw Suzy on the ground and she couldn’t get up.

“I tried to shout that I was getting a gun but they were too strong for me. I just wished I had more strength to fight back.

“They searched the house looking for stuff and ransacked Suzy’s bedroom but we don’t have anything.”

Suzi suffered a serious hip injury from which she never recovered.

The raid in July was the SIXTH such incident at the elderly sisters’ home at Tullyrap near Raphoe.

A full Garda investigation was carried out into the raid but nobody has yet been arrested in relation to the incident.

Gardai were given a description of the men and the car they were driving at the time.

Ms Arthur’s death comes on as another man was attacked in his home in South Dublin last night.

The man, who was at home with his teenage son in Terenure, was assaulted by four masked men last night.

They then demanded cash before fleeing the scene after the victim’s wife arrived home and disturbed them.

Gardai have arrested a man last night and he was being questioned throughout the day at Terenure Garda Station.

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