A 78-year-old woman has been viciously attacked on the stairs outside the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox church in South Yarra, according to 3AW693.
Penelope was opening the church in South Yarra at about 6am on Saturday morning when she was attacked.
A man and woman approached her, and the male punched her in the face, pushed her to the ground and kicked her.
She lay alone on the ground on Barry Street for half an hour before she was found by a council worker.
Her hip and wrist were fractured in the cruel attack and she has bleeds on the brain.
Penelope’s daughter-in-law, Erin Katsavos, says it was a senseless attack.
“They did initially take her shopping trolley but they just discarded it without stealing anything, no money, not her phone. They’ve just done it,” she told Neil Mitchell from 3AW693.
“We’re just shocked … and just devastated for her. We want the people who did this to be found, so that, firstly, they can’t do it anybody else, and that they’re held accountable for what they’ve done.”
It’s too early to tell if Penelope will make a full recovery.
“They’re still monitoring what’s going on with her brain,” Ms Katsavos said.