VIDEO: Woman kicked in the back in sickening Melton attack
Police are searching for a man who assaulted a woman in a cruel Melton attack which left her with a broken kneecap.
The 52-year-old victim was walking along Unitt Street when a male on a pushbike approached her from behind and kicked her in the back at about 2.50pm on Tuesday.
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The woman fell forward and landed on the concrete, seriously injuring herself.
Detective Acting Sergeant Jess Kass says “she’s expected to spend at least six weeks in hospital”.
“She’s not too good at the moment,” she told Neil Mitchell.
“She had to receive surgery yesterday afternoon for a broken kneecap, which was a result of the attack.
“She’s pretty bruised and sore and she’s received a concussion as well.”
The victim suffers from mental illness, and has a full-time carer.
She was on a daily confidence-building walk when she was targeted.
“The offender involved mounted the footpath, essentially lined her up and kicked her in the back,” Detective Sergeant Kass said.
“It is absolutely deliberate.”
After the assault, the attacker, and a second man on a bike, rode away.
Bystanders stopped to assist the woman.
Police have release CCTV of the assault, and the two men who they would like to speak to in relation to the incident.
Both men are believed to be in their late teens to early 20s and were riding black bikes. One was wearing a bright blue hooded jumper, and the other was wearing a grey hooded jumper.
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Anyone who recognises the males pictured, who witnessed the assault, or has any information that could assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report at .