Gardai have today stepped up in their investigation to catch burglars who assaulted two elderly sisters during a vicious house-raid.
One of the sisters, Suzy Arthur, never came out of hospital after raiders threw her to the ground and broke her hip during the raid on July 1st.
She died at Letterkenny General Hospital eleven weeks later on October 10th.
Gardai today stepped up their investigations by carrying out checkpoints close to the women’s home at Feddyglass in Raphoe.
Gardai asked motorists if they had travelled the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road on the day in question.
Anyone who had were questioned further by Gardai operating another interview checkpoint at another location close-by.
Gardai believe an English Traveller gang, sometimes based in nearby Derry, are behind the raid on the elderly sisters’ home.
The dead woman’s surviving sister Isa, 91, is still reovering after her ordeal.
The women’s nephew Tom McKean, who looked after the women, paid tribute to Gardai in their efforts to catch the thugs who targeted Suzy and Isa.
“I can say nothing but good things about the Gardai which is one thing I cannot say about the men who did this.
“I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed anybody in the area at the time to contact Gardai.
“Any small detail may help bring these evil men to justice,” he said.