Halifax woman beaten in unprovoked attack in broad daylight

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Halifax Regional Police say 62-year-old woman was punched, kicked and knocked to the ground while walking on a path across from the Atlantic Superstore on Joseph Howe Drive.

It happened around 2 p.m. on Sunday after the woman had finished shopping. She was on a path between Percy Street and Joseph Howe Drive when two men and one woman attacked her, said police. 

The members of the trio appeared to be in anywhere from 18 to 25 years old, said police. 

"It seems to be an unprovoked attack," said Sgt. Gerard Gibbons. "She was kicked numerous times, punched in the face, she went to the ground where she felt she was kicked numerous other times."

They never stopped beating the woman until another man arrived and saw what was going on. 

"A male party intervened and was yelling at the three people that were assaulting her. The three people ran off, at that time the individual was helped up and was asked if she was OK," said Gibbons.  

Woman left bruised and sore

Nothing was stolen from the woman and she continued home. She didn't report the attack to the police right away.

It was only after her family suggested she talk to the authorities that the woman reported what happened, so on Monday she called police. 

Gibbons said the woman's legs are bruised, she has a cut above her lip, and soreness in her arms, shoulders and ribs. 

Police are trying to find the three people accused of attacking the woman. They also want to get a statement from the man who interrupted the assault.

Gibbons said his statement could help them track down the people responsible for the attack. 

Officers are currently checking video surveillance cameras from surrounding buildings to see if they can find the woman's attackers. Their investigation is ongoing.