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30/06/2015 10:08 BST | Updated 30/06/2015 10:59 BST

Elderly Walking Frame Woman Wanted Over London Bus Assault On 22-Year-Old With Bone Disease In 'Seating Dispute'

A woman in her 60s is being hunted by police over a bus assault that left a 22-year-old with osteoporosis with a suspected broken rib.

Police have released CCTV images of the woman, who is described as having glasses and a walking frame, following the assault on a 73 bus in Westminster.

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Police are hunting this woman, who is thought to be in her 60s, after an assault on a 22-year-old woman with osteoporosis in a dispute over priority seating on a bus

Police said the victim was sitting in the priority seating area at the front of the bus on March 12, at 3.38pm, when she was set upon.

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"As she got up to leave the bus at Great Titchfield Street, the suspect elbowed her hard in the stomach, causing her to fall back onto the floor," police said in a statement.

The young woman was later taken to hospital with a suspected broken rib.

Police described "the suspect" as a woman of Mediterranean appearance, aged about 60, with short grey hair, wearing glasses and using a wheeled walking frame.

They want to hear from anyone who can identify her.