A WOMAN suffered severe facial injuries when she was badly beaten up in a Huddersfield street attack.
Shopper Virginia Hames - pictured with the brace holding her jaw in position - was walking home when she fell victim to a teenage attacker who launched a vicious motiveless assault.
It left the 36-year-old with a broken jaw and badly battered and bruised. She also needed five stitches in face wounds.
Virginia, of Newsome, had an operation to remove four teeth after the attack.
Her jaw is wired up to try to realign it, but she may need a further operation this week.
Virginia has bravely spoken out.
She said: "I had been in the town centre on Thursday and was walking home at 3.30pm with a bag in each hand when I became aware of a teenager on a mountain bike.
"As I walked down Queen Street South he rode past and tried to kick me. When I neared the bottom of the road he pulled up alongside and started to hurl abuse at me, for absolutely no reason.
"He was spitting at me, then got off the bike and started to attack."
Virginia was punched and knocked to the ground before the thug kicked her at least twice in the head.
Passers-by rushed to help, but the attacker escaped on his bike.
A woman gave Virginia a lift home and an ambulance took her to the Royal Infirmary. But she was transferred to Bradford Royal Infirmary.
A 14-year-old Primrose Hill boy has been arrested. He was released on police bail, pending inquiries.