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Woman, 82, attacked by two youths in Enfield

Devonshire Road, Enfield Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The elderly woman was attacked at about 13:00 near Devonshire Road in Enfield

An 82-year-old woman using a walking stick was left in a critical condition after being attacked in north London.

The woman was walking back from Morrison's supermarket near Devonshire Road, Enfield at about 13:00 GMT on Friday when she was set upon.

Scotland Yard said the "callous attack" was carried out by two youths.

The woman was taken to hospital in a critical condition by London Air Ambulance. Her condition is now described as stable, police said.

Det Con Ryan Clark said: "This was a callous attack on a vulnerable member of the community who was out in the middle of the day shopping for groceries.

"There would have been a lot of people in the area at the time.

"My team is keen to hear from anyone who saw anyone suspicious and in particular two youths making off from the scene of the attack."

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