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Gardai appeal after Donegal woman (80s) and teen granddaughter attacked while sleeping

The women were awoken just after 4am when a gang broke into the house and told them they were going to kill them
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Stephen Maguire

A Co Donegal woman in her 80s and her teenage granddaughter are recovering after being attacked in their home while they slept.

The terrified women were asleep at their home in Ballymagan in Buncrana in the early hours of Saturday morning last.

The women were awoken just after 4am when a gang broke into the house and told them they were going to kill them.

The gang held the women against their will and then ransacked the house looking for valuables.

The women's ordeal lasted more than an hour and a half, it is understood.

The women were not physically injured but left terrified after being threatened.

Gardai have confirmed that a number of items were taken from the home during the raid.

A spokesperson confirmed "Gardaí attended an incident of aggravated burglary that occurred at approximately 4:20am in the Ballymagan area of Buncrana, Co Donegal on Saturday 11th December 2021.

"A number of belongings were taken from the premises over the course of this incident. No injuries were reported as a result of this incident.

"No arrests have been made at this time and investigations are ongoing.

"Anyone with information or who can assist Gardaí with their enquiries is asked to contact Buncrana Garda Station on 074 9320540."


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