Yobs beat woman in the street; Victim attacked while feeding cat.
TEENAGE yobs battered a woman as she fed a stray cat in a Liverpool street.
The 40-year-old suffered a fractured skull in the ferocious gang attack in Curate Road,Anfield.
In the unprovoked assault the innocent woman was hit around the head with a bottle, then kicked and punched by the baying drunken mob as she lay on the floor.
The gang of up to 10 boys and girls aged between 15 and 17 began to taunt the woman near The Clubmoor pub on Townsend Lane.
One boy threw beer at the woman and then a girl, no older than 16, ran up and smashed a Budweiser bottle over the back of her head.
The blow sent the woman falling to the pavement and the rest of the gang joined in.
The beating only stopped when one of the yobs said "just leave it".
Today police branded the gang "cowards".
DCI Tim Keelan, leading the hunt for the yobs, said: "This was a cowardly attack.
The violence used was just gratuitous and brutal.
"There seems to be no real reason for it other than they were drunk.
"We have good descriptions of those involved and someone will know them.
"It is highly likely they hang around that corner of Townsend Lane a lot.
"We are trying to trace one of the lads who obviously had pangs of conscience and pulled the rest off.
"He should come forward and help us now."
The victim is nowat home recovering with her husband.
She suffered a basal skull fracture and injuries, and remains badly traumatised.
The attack happened at around 8pm on Friday February 8, but details have only just been released by police.
The teenage boy who threw beer over the victim is described as white, skinny, aged around 17 and 5ft 9in. Hewas wearing a black hat.
The girl who hit the victim with the bottle was also white, 15 or 16 years of age, 5ft tall, slim with brown hair which may have been tied up and "piercing" blue eyes.
At the time she was wearing black boots and a short pleated skirt, possibly cream with black lines in it.
Anyone who has any information should contact St Anne Street CID on 0151 777 4067 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.