Police are hunting a gang of teenage yobs who taunted and spat at a wheelchair-bound pensioner during a vile 10-minute tirade.
The seven youths took turns to spit at the elderly woman and cruelly shouted: ‘why were you born?’ and ‘you don’t belong in this world’.
The terrified OAP was almost forced into the path of an oncoming car as she tried to flee the incident, which took place in Bedford last Saturday
Police said the unnamed woman was so frightened that she almost lost control of her electronic wheelchair, which bumped down the kerb towards a busy main road and was almost hit by a fast-moving car.
Police Constable Sara Lelden, of Bedfordshire Police, said: ‘I find it difficult to understand what kind of pathetic cowards would dream of stopping this woman in the street, saying the most appalling things to her and then spitting all over her.
‘The woman said the attack went on for about 10 minutes but to her it felt like hours