Elderly lady punched in the face by robber on bike
A ROBBER on a mountain bike punched an old lady in the face and stole her handbag.
The attack happened on Kingsmead Road North in Oxton, Wirral, at 11am today.
The 83-year-old woman was walking from Shrewsbury Road into Kingsmead Road North when she was approached by a man on a mountain bike.
He stole her handbag containing a quantity of cash and left her lying in the road.
She was taken to hospital and is being treated for injuries to her face.
The attacker is described as white and had a prominent nose. He was wearing a black jacket.
Det Insp Mark Tivendale said : "This is a particularly cowardly attack on an defenceless elderly lady.
"We are treating this incident very seriously and I would urge anyone who may have been driving down this road or may have been walking down it, to make contact with us.
"You may have witnessed something, that could be vital to our enquiry."
Call 0151 777 2262 / 2265 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. THE WIRRAL NEWS