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Bikers hit widow in street.

POLICE are hunting two bikers who ran down an elderly woman crossing the road.

Recently widowed Constance Petrie, 74, was crossing a street near a busy shopping centre when a motorbike smashed into her, leaving her with a fractured skull and extensive bruising.

Grampian police superintendent Adrian Watson said the thugs carried on down Derry Avenue in the Mastrick area of Aberdeen after hitting the pensioner.

He added: "Several people have told us they saw this scrambler-type motorcycle driving erratically in the area during the day."

Mrs Petrie's sister Margaret, 76, told how Constance buried her husband Ronald only last week.

Margaret said: "She could have been killed and these people did not even stop to see if she was OK. I hope the police catch them.

"I just can't imagine what she's going through. This is an awful ordeal for her to go through so soon after her husband's death."

The incident occurred at about 4.25pm on Monday.

Mr Watson added: "We are very anxious to speak to anyone who saw a motorcycle answering the description of the bike involved in the collision.

"Given that this was in the area of the Mastrick shopping centre, it may well be that a number of people may have information which would be helpful.

"Witnesses have told us the bike stopped briefly following the collision before driving off.

"I am appalled anyone could be so callous as to drive off leaving an elderly woman lying in the road after knocking them down. Their actions beggar belief."

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Date:Jan 17, 2007
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