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Candle lit vigil for 83-year-old robbery victim in Aughnacloy [Photos]

A candle lit vigil has taken place in Aughnacloy after an elderly woman was found critically ill in her garden following a burglary at her home.

Around 200 people attended the candlelit vigil outside Mrs Davidson’s house on Sydney Street on Thursday night.

The 83-year-old was found screaming in pain lying below an open upstairs window of her house at about 9pm on Tuesday by a neighbour who disturbed the four burglars as they ransacked the property.

The four suspects made off in a black car in the direction of Moore Street.

Officers are treating the incident as attempted murder, with the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Serious Crime Branch having taken on the investigation.

Among the gathering was the Rev Glen Wells from St James’ Church of Ireland.

He said: "Everyone’s talking about how awful this is but there’s also anger.

"Although the police are pursuing this now I’m not reassured.

"They’re under pressure and next week they’ll be under pressure for something else. There’s a strong feeling in Aughnacloy that there isn’t enough community policing which gives criminals a free pass."

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