Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is pursuing a man who assaulted an elderly lady in Rochdale, on the evening of Saturday 10 September.
The incident occurred outside the 73-year-old victim’s home on Roylelands, Castleton at between 8.15pm and 8.25pm.
After returning home from walking her dog, the lady found a man urinating against her home and questioned his behaviour. His response was to grab her, throw her to the ground and punch her in the face.
Thankfully the victim is not seriously injured, but has been left with a number of cuts and bruises and is very shaken up by the incident.
PC Michelle Farmer – of GMP’s Rochdale borough – has said, “This was a sickening and unprovoked attack on an elderly woman that has left her shaken and anxious about going out”.
The man has been described as white, around 5ft 10in, in his early 30s and of a slim build. He is clean shaven and has short dark hair. On the night of the attack, he was wearing dark jeans a blue t-shirt.
GMP urges anyone who may have any information on the assault, or knows who the perpetrator was, to get in touch and help put him to justice.