Police are appealing for information after a local landlady was left with a broken wrist and her son sustained a broken nose during the Manchester football derby at the weekend.
The attack came after staff at the George Hotel, in Lancaster Road, Torrisholme, challenged two young men who did not have any ID during the televised game.
The men left the pub, returned 30 minutes later and then refused to leave and when the landlady and son tried to usher the pair out of the pub, one male punched the landlady in the face, knocking her to the floor.
Her 17-year-old son came to her aid and was punched in the face a number of times by the two males, breaking his nose.
Both offenders then fled the pub into the car park and got into a vehicle which was then driven at the landlady and knocked her to the ground, causing a broken wrist.
The offenders were described as two white males, aged between 15 – 18. One was of stocky build, was around 5ft 3 – 9” tall, had light brown hair and spoke with a slight Irish accent. The other was about 5ft 2 – 5” tall, was slim, with dark hair and was wearing a baseball cap.
“This was a vicious and unnecessary assault on a landlady and her son, who was trying to protect his mother," said DC Tim Dodgson of Morecambe CID.
“The landlady is very lucky not to have more serious injuries, considering the fact she was actually struck by the vehicle.
“If anyone has any information about this incident I would urge them to come forward.”
• Contact police on 01524 63333.