Police have launched an investigation following the horrific attack on a pensioner aged 75-years-old.
She was robbed in broad daylight in Bristol.
She was attacked as she walked in Eastville Park in Fishponds, between 11.45am and 12.15pm on January 23.
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She was pushed to the ground from behind and had her handbag stolen.
As a result of the attack she sustained a fractured cheek bone and collar bone which required hospital treatment.
Police are appealing for witnesses to what they describe as a ‘horrific crime’.
Police Constable Aaron Ashford has said “This is a despicable crime carried out on an elderly woman in a public place.
“I am certain this incident will shock and enrage members of our community. We now need your help to trace the offender and bring them to justice.
“Were you in the Eastville Park area of Bristol on Monday lunchtime? Did you see anyone acting suspiciously or running or cycling away from the area?
“Information, no matter how insignificant you might think it is, might prove crucial to us finding whoever is responsible.”