Pensioner assaulted in street attack fractures hip

Police are looking to trace two people after a 76-year-old was seriously injured in a street attack.

A pensioner has been left with facial injuries and a fractured hip after being assaulted in a daylight street attack in Ayrshire.

The 76-year-old man was walking along Dreghorn Main Street, near to the library, when the assault took place last Saturday at 11.30am.

Emergency services attended and the victim was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

Police are now appealing for information and are looking to trace two people they believe could assist with their investigations.

Detective Constable Ross Brierley said : “The victim suffered facial injuries and a fractured hip as a result of the assault. He was taken to hospital for treatment.

“We are keen to speak to a man and woman, who had a child’s buggy with them. The man described as in his mid 30’s being around 5ft10 with a medium build with dark hair.

At the time of the incident he was wearing dark coloured clothing.

The woman is described as being in her mid 30’s about 5ft4 and was wearing a blue puffa jacket.

‘We would also like to speak with any people who may have been waiting at a nearby bus stop.’