POLICE are appealing for information after two men pulled a female pensioner to the ground and stole her purse.

The incident happened in Dale Street in Bradford city centre on Boxing Day.

At around 4.50pm, two men pulled the 67-year-old woman, who uses a walking stick, to the ground and stole her purse.

The woman suffered grazes to her hands but was otherwise uninjured.

Detective Inspector Mark Taylor, of Bradford District CID, said: “This was clearly a targeted attack on a vulnerable woman and we are keen to identify these males.”

Anyone who can assist this investigation is asked to contact Bradford District CID on 101, quoting crime reference number 13180645903, or by using the live chat facility on the West Yorkshire Police website.

Information can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.