Elderly woman knocked to the ground during Oldham incident

Picture and video courtesy of Gordon Hunter

Revolution News has seen shocking footage, taken from social media, appearing to show an elderly woman being knocked to the floor by a person on Tuesday afternoon (25th June) in Oldham.

The incident happened at around 2.30pm on Middleton Road in Chadderton opposite Home Bargains with the man appearing behind the woman by the bus stop.

The man then runs across the pavement, knocking into the woman who falls onto her back before rolling onto her side.

He runs across the road, near the junction with Melbourne Street, clutching what appears to be a bag while the elderly lady lays on the pavement.

A number of members of the public rush to the woman’s aid while the man flees the scene.

Inspector Karen Taylor, from GMP’s Oldham District, said: “This is an awful incident which has resulted in an elderly lady suffering a broken wrist. Thankfully she is recovering well at home but she is understandably shaken and sore after her ordeal.  

“Images of the moment when she was knocked to the ground have been caught on dash-cam and shared on social media. Members of the public will be understandably shocked by this and we would like to speak to the man who features in that footage in connection with this.” 

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 8972 quoting reference 1229 of 25/06/19 or anonymously using the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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