Police 'appalled' by callous attack on 77-year-old
A 77-YEAR-OLD woman has been left battered, broken and bruised after being allegedly knocked off her mobility scooter in an attack that has "appalled" police.
The woman was travelling along Primrose Lane on Saturday morning when she was passed by a gang of youths, with one of them pushing her onto the road.
The attackers then fled the scene.
The woman was taken to Singleton Hospital and later transferred to John Hunter Hospital where she was treated for a fractured cheekbone, a broken wrist and two broken ribs.
She was released on Sunday.
"Understandably, this lady is distressed by the incident - her family is extremely upset - and we believe the Singleton community will be horrified to think this has happened in their town," Hunter Valley Duty Officer, Inspector Joanne Schultz said.
"Police are appalled by this report and are committed to find those responsible."
And Inspector Schultz is calling on the community to help with the investigation.
"We are very keen to speak with anyone who may have information about the incident, and believe four boys - aged around 12 or 13 and who were in the vicinity of Primrose Lane at the time - may be able to help police with this investigation.
"Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call Singleton Police or Crime Stoppers."
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/ Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.