Police charge Burnley man with GBH and racially aggravated public order offence after elderly woman is punched in street

Police have charged a local man after an elderly woman suffered serious injuries when she was punched in the face in Burnley town centre.
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Joshua Simmons (27) of Low Bank, Burnley, has been charged with Section 18 causing grievous bodily harm with intent and a racially aggravated public order offence.

He has been remanded to appear before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

The victim, in her 70s, suffered head and facial injuries after being knocked to the ground on Market Street.