CCTV footage has emerged of a pensioner being attacked whilst collecting funds for his Bromsgrove family's charity in memory of his granddaughter.

The 72-year old victim was collecting for Libby Mae's Little Angels, founded in 2013 by his daughter Charlotte and Richard Sharratt, following the death of their two-week-old baby Libby Mae.

He was outside Greggs in Cape Hill, Smethwick when a large man, seen riding a mobility scooter, pushed him to the floor. The man suffered a back injury during the attack, which happened on November 29.

Daughter Charlotte Sharratt, from Bromsgrove, said: "My mum and dad were out doing a bucket collection. Dad had left mum to go to Greggs and get a cup of tea.

"As he was walking, a man on his mobility scooter jumped out and got in his face.

"My dad was pushed and he fell to the ground. He hurt his back. He was lucky considering the force he was pushed at.

"We thought at first he may have aggravated the rider, but found that didn't happen.

"He is still suffering with back pain now, but thankfully he is going about his business again, heading out with the bucket."

Charlotte urged people to come forward with information about the assault.

She added: "We just want to stop it happening to somebody again."

Police estimate the attacker is aged in his 60s and is around 5ft 8ins tall, of heavy build and was wearing glasses.

They added: "This was a nasty unprovoked assault on a vulnerable victim and we need to trace the culprit."

People who recognise the man are asked to call police by calling 101, quoting the reference number 20SW/284518Z/19.