POLICE in the Upper Hunter have begun investigating after reports a woman, 77, was pushed off her mobility scooter.
Investigators have been told the woman was riding the device along Primrose Lane about 8.15am on Saturday when she passed four boys. One of them allegedly pushed her onto the road.
The woman suffered a fractured cheekbone, a broken wrist and two broken ribs. The boys ran from the scene.
The woman was taken to Singleton Hospital before she was transferred to the John Hunter. She was released from hospital on Sunday, police said.
Hunter Valley duty officer Inspector Joanne Schultz said police are “appalled” by the report and committed to finding the culprits.
“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,” Inspector Schultz said.
“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.”
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