Northern Ireland

Woman, 96, is attacked by burglar at Aghilly, Donegal

A 96-year-old woman has been taken to hospital following a burglary in County Donegal.

A man wearing dark clothing and a balaclava entered her house in Aghilly, near Buncrana, through the kitchen window in the early hours of Saturday.

He went into her bedroom where she was sleeping and demanded money.

He assaulted the woman, punched her in the ribs, gagged her and left with her handbag containing some money and bank cards.

The woman alerted police by activating her panic button at about 00:30 GMT.

Two men wearing dark clothes and speaking with local accents were seen leaving the area afterwards and heading in the direction of Tullydish.

The woman was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for observation but her injuries are not thought to be serious.