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Gardaí appeal after elderly woman (90) brutally assaulted in her Bray home

Eva Sutton was attacked in her home after two men kicked in her front door.

000b23a1-642 Eva Sutton who was attacked in the home she has spent most of her life in in Bray. Source: RTÉ News

GARDAÍ ARE APPEALING for information following a violent attack on an elderly woman in Bray almost two weeks ago.

The assault on the 90-year-old occurred during the course of a robbery at her home.

Two men, both believed to be in their 20s, broke into Eva Sutton’s home on the Dublin Road at around 5am on Thursday 10 September.

She was beaten by the men in an assault that lasted more than an hour.

Sutton is still recovering in St Vincent’s Hospital having sustained a broken nose, a punctured lung and numerous broken ribs.

garda Source: RTÉ News

Speaking to RTÉ News, her son, Tom Sutton said his mother’s back is covered in black bruises.

“I have never seen bruises like it in my life,” he said.

“She is very nervous, she is terrified, every time I go in and see her she is still terrified.”

garda Garda Frank Keenaghan speaking to RTÉ News. Source: RTÉ News

Detective Frank Keenaghan from Bray Garda Station said the two men kicked in Sutton’s front door.

“I suppose with the element of surprise she didn’t get to use the alarm around her neck,” he said.

He assured members of the public they are following a definite line of inquiry.

Locals said they are angry and horrified at the news of the attack. Many people in the town have been signing messages of good will in books and organising flowers and gifts for Sutton in hospital.

Speaking to TheJournal.ie, Bray Town Council’s Leas Cathaoirleach Stephen Matthews said everyone in the locality is shocked at what has happened.

“It is just terrible for something like this to happen to a woman of that age. You would think at that stage in your life you should be safe in your own home.”

Gardaí are appealing to anyone with any information in relation to the attack to come forward.

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