EXCLUSIVE By Alex Iszatt
A SCOTTISH couple are being hunted by police after a British pensioner was viciously attacked in her own garden.
The 65-year-old, who has not been named, was left with a broken hip and broken arm after being punched to the ground in her own garden.
According to witnesses she confronted the couple after they jumped a wall and trespassed through the private urbanisation in Calahonda.
The victim, who was visiting her holiday home when the ordeal took place, has now returned to the UK for treatment.
The couple, believed to be in their mid-thirties, allegedly mocked the woman as she cried out for help and punched her again as she tried to get up.
“This is a truly sickening assault on a lone elderly woman who was left hospitalised with multiple injuries,” neighbour Paul Grimshaw told the Olive Press.
“The individuals concerned need finding and taking off the streets for a very long time.
“My neighbour has never caused a fuss in the years she has been holidaying here.”
He added that the couple appeared to have taken a short-cut over the campo, linking Cascadas de las Lomas to Urbanisation Alcores de Calahonda.
But he insisted that the route was only known to residents and dog walkers, suggesting the couple may know the area well.
The Scottish man was also heard shouting: ‘I f***ing live here’, when challenged by the woman.
Police have appealed for anyone with information to get in touch.