A PENSIONER was left with a cut to her face and a bruise to her eye after confronting two people in a park while walking her dog.

The 74-year-old was in Mesnes Park in Newton-le-Willows just at around 1.30pm on Monday, July 28 when her terrier ran up to a cream coloured Labrador which was with a teenage girl and another female.

One kicked out at the terrier which led to an argument between the three during which the elderly woman was assaulted.

The incident was seen by a man who was with his younger son on a trike.

Another man helped the pensioner home.

The pair were seen leaving the park towards Tudor Park Drive.

The first girl is described as white, aged around 15, around 5ft 4in tall and with a slim build and long blonde hair. She was also wearing a white t-shirt.

The second is of a similar height and build but had shoulder length hair.

Detective Constable Mark Williams from St Helens CID said: "It is important that we get to the bottom of what happened here as an elderly woman has suffered quite a nasty eye injury. We need independent witnesses who saw the altercation and tell us who was involved. I am particularly keen to trace the man who was in the park with a young boy on a trike.

“This man may have seen what happened but was unable to intervene and he had a child with him. If that was you, please get in touch so you can tell me what happened between these women.”

Call St Helens CID on 0151 777 6887 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.