Vile robbers brutally attacked an 77-year-old woman as she left church on Sunday evening with her 78-year-old friend.

The shock attack happened just before 8pm after the pair left the Methodist Church in Ledgers Road, Chalvey.

They were followed by two men down Ledgers Road and into Chalvey Road West.

After turning into King Edward Street, the 77-year-old victim was approached by the two men from behind and pulled backwards as her handbag was grabbed.

She suffered a broken wrist and was taken to Wexham Park Hospital, Slough. She was later discharged.

The handbag was black and had a cream flap. It contained cash and personal items.

Both offenders were white and aged between 16 and 20. One was about 6ft tall and had a slim build. He was wearing a dark hooded coat and dark tracksuit trousers with a white thick stripe on each leg.

The other man was about 5ft 6ins tall and had a chubby build. He was wearing a distinct green camouflage jacket with the hood up and a pair of grey tracksuit bottoms.

Investigating officer DC Samuel French, of Slough CID, said: "This was a distressing incident for the victim and also the friend who was with her.

"We believe that the two offenders had been waiting outside the church, looking for a target, and then followed the victim before robbing her.

"We are appealing for witnesses or anyone with else with information about this incident to call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference 43180060041."

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.