Man, 79, assaulted in Humberstone Gate, Leicester
A pensioner has been assaulted in Humberstone Gate, Leicester, after he told a woman cycling on the pavement to be careful.
The 79-year-old victim walked past the woman on a bike and a man, who was walking alongside, in Gallowtree Gate when he spoke to the woman.
Shortly after this the man who was with the cyclist approached the victim in Humberstone Gate and spoke with him before assaulting him.
The elderly man received minor injuries to his face during the attack, which took place at about 10.45am on Wednesday, August 29.
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The suspect is white, aged about 28 to 32 and clean-shaven.
Pc Ivor Messiah said: “The incident took place in broad daylight at a busy time of the day and I’m sure passers-by witnessed what happened, if you can help with any aspect of our investigation please get in touch.
“This was a despicable crime against an elderly man and we need to catch those responsible. If you know who the perpetrator was or have any suspicions about who may be involved we would ask that you contact us.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 1485 Ivor Messiah on 101.