£1,000 has been raised for a grandmother who says she was brutally attacked in her own home by somebody posing as a police officer.
Joan Ufton was left with severe facial injures after the fraudster broke into her home and ransacked it.
She was knitting at her home in Derbyshire when somebody knocked at her door, pretending to be a police officer and asking to be let in.
She ignored the knock but said the man suddenly smashed her front door and burst into her home before attacking her.
Mrs Ufton repeatedly told him she did not have money but the man shouted, swore and continued to threaten her. She said that he hit her on the face and dragged her around her home asking for money.
After her ordeal was publicised last week, it attracted the attention of Tim Cox.
He set up an online page to raise money for Mrs Ufton.
A spokeswoman for Derbyshire police said a man had been charged with theft, aggravated burglary and wounding with intent.