Police have charged a woman after an 80-year-old was pushed to the ground.

A video shared on social media shows a woman approaching an elderly woman in Accrington.

The woman then pushes the elderly person to the ground. As the pensioner finds her feet the woman returns and pushes her to the ground a second time.

The video was shared on the Gate of Jannah Facebook page.

Police said in a statement today,"We were called around 7.40pm on August 28 following reports of an assault in Higher Antley Street, Accrington.

"Officers attended and found an 80-year-old woman at the scene with facial injuries.

"Following enquiries a woman was later arrested by police in connection with the incident.

"Bushra Iqbal, aged 24, of Higher Antley Street, Accrington, was charged with assault and bailed to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on September 19."