Witness appeal after elderly woman knocked to the ground

Police are re-appealing for witnesses after an elderly woman was reportedly assaulted outside a coffee shop on Lincoln High Street.

As previously reported,  the incident happened between Cafe Nero and William Hill on the corner of St Marks on Tuesday, May 29 just before 2pm.

One witness said the woman in her 70s was assaulted by a younger woman who knocked her to the ground.

Police said the victim sustained injuries to her right arm.

The attacker was described as being approximately five foot nine, of medium build and she was wearing a black blazer, black skirt and was walking in the direction of the train station, police said.

Lincolnshire Police said: “The victim did not require medical attention at the scene but was in shock. She had been out walking with her daughter and grandaughter at the time.”

Marcelle Simons, who witnessed the incident, said at the time the attacker was “possibly mid 20s to late 30s”.

“She had shoulder-length blonde, wavy hair and had blue eyes her head down and was agitated and verbally aggressive when approached.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or via email at [email protected] quoting incident number 216 of May 29.

It can also be reported anonymously through independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online here.