A mindless yob attacked a 64-year-old woman after she told kids off for playing in her garden.

The terrified victim was dragged to the ground and kicked at her home in Bridge of Weir Road, Linwood, by a man in his early 40s.

The shocking incident unfolded after the victim asked neighbourhood kids to stop running through her property.

It is believed one of the children’s dads may have taken umbrage and headed to her home to carry out the senseless attack.

He laid into the stricken woman after pulling her to the deck.

She suffered a serious injury to her ribs during the mindless onslaught, which took place around 9.30pm on Sunday.

Cops are checking CCTV in the area and carrying out door-to-door enquiries.

They have also launched an appeal for witnesses to the sickening assault to come forward.

Inspector Tracy Harkins, deputy area commander for Renfrewshire, said: “We are investigating after a 64-year-old woman was assaulted by a male suspect at an address in Bridge of Weir Road, in Linwood, around 9.30pm on Sunday night.

“The victim sustained injuries to her body and needed medical treatment.

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“We are very keen to trace the individual responsible for this nasty and unprovoked attack as this kind of behaviour will simply not be tolerated in our community.

“If you witnessed the incident then we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.

“We believe the suspect was a white man in his early 40s.”

She added: “If you have private space CCTV or dashcam footage from the area then we would ask that you review it to see if you captured anything that may be useful to our enquiries.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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