A woman in a wheelchair was left with injuries after being assaulted in a "distressing" incident in Stevenage.

At around 1pm on Saturday, June 29, an elderly woman in a wheelchair was travelling along an underpass in Canterbury Way, when she was approached by a teenager riding a bicycle.

He tried to snatch her handbag before assaulting the victim, who is in her mid-70s, causing a cut to her leg. Nothing was stolen, and she later attended hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as a black teenager, aged approximately 16 to 18 years old and wearing a white T-shirt. He also had a faded haircut, and was riding a black and silver bike.

PC George Mitchell, who is investigating, said: "This was understandably a distressing incident for the victim, and I am appealing for anyone with information to please come forward.

"Were you in the area and saw what happened, or do you have any further details that may assist our investigation? Please email me at George.Mitchell@herts.police.uk."

You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact, or by calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/53765/24.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.