POLICE are hunting a young boy after a pensioner was subjected to a "nasty" attack on a path between Great Harwood and Rishton.
The 64-year-old was riding a disabled scooter along the White Path, close to the Tottleworth Road area, when she came across a boy on a bike.
She asked the youngster if she could pass and he responded by swearing and spitting at her and telling her that she could "back up".
The woman was eventually able to get past him but the boy followed her, ramming his bike into the back of the scooter several times, before jumping onto the vehicle and putting his arm around her neck, trying to pull her to the ground.
Sergeant Ian Corbett, of Great Harwood Police, said: "It was a particularly nasty incident involving a pensioner and we urge any people who were on the path at that time and saw anyone of that description to contact us."
The boy has been described as aged between 10 and 12, 4ft 6ins tall, of slim build, with a pale complexion and blond hair cut in a "curtains" style. He was wearing a blue and white striped T-shirt, blue jeans and trainers.
He was with three other boys aged between 10 and 12 but they were not involved in the attack.
The incident happened at about 3.50pm on Tuesday and police have urged anybody who was on the path at the time to ring 884800.