People's Palace
The women were attacked outside the People's Palace in Glasgow AFP/Getty

An 83-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter have been assaulted while on a day trip to Glasgow. The women from Fife were attacked outside the People's Palace in Glasgow Green on Friday 25 September.

Police officers said the women were approached by a man at about 14:30. He ran off along Monteith Row towards London Road following what police have described as a "violent and unprovoked assault".

The attacker is described as white, about 20 years old, 5ft 8in tall and of medium build. He was wearing dark clothing and carrying a dark rucksack.

Det Con Paul Fraser from Police Scotland said: "This was a completely unprovoked and cowardly attack on an elderly woman and her daughter who had come to Glasgow to enjoy a day out. Both victims have been left very distressed by the ordeal and have returned home to Fife.

"Glasgow Green would been busy around the time of the incident and I would appeal to anyone who saw what happened to get in touch. In particular we would like to speak to the driver of a coach who witnessed the attack and went to their assistance. We would urge him to come forward as soon as possible."

Both victims were treated for facial injuries at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary before returning home.