POLICE are appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was assaulted in Worcester.

The incident occurred on Mersey Road at around 10.45pm, on Friday, August 8, when the 67-year-old victim was walking home with her partner.

They were approached by two youths who attempted to assault the victim’s partner. He managed to defend himself but fell into a hedge. They then turned on the elderly woman and pushed her to the ground, leaving her with head injuries.

The offenders are believed to be two white teenage boys, around 16 to 17 years old, who were riding black BMX bikes.

The first offender is described as having a skinny build with short dark hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt with a black stripe around the centre and black jogging bottoms.

The second offender is of a thin build, around five foot in height, with short dark hair. He was wearing all dark clothing.

PC Matthew Harris said: "This is a serious offence which targeted a vulnerable and elderly couple, leaving the victim with head injuries which required medical attention. I wish to find these two offenders with help from the public. I urge anyone who saw two youths of this description at the time of the offence to get in touch."

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Mercia Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 0004S of Friday 8 August, or information can be passes anonymously through Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111 or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.