ELLESMERE Port police are hunting two female intruders who knocked an 81-year-old woman to the floor, leaving her with a cut to the head.
Extensive enquiries have already been made by Specialist Investigation Team officers following reports of a break-in at the Luton Road property on Friday evening.
The incident was reported at about 9.30pm by neighbours of the un-named victim who went to investigate after hearing shouts.
The elderly woman was found on the floor with her walking frame nearby.
She was rushed to the Countess of Chester Hospital for treatment to the cut to her head and is due to leave hospital today.
Police believe the cut was caused as she fell to the ground after being pushed out of the way as she answered her front door.
No property is believed to have been taken.
PC Kevin Green said: 'Incidents of this nature are very rare and as a result anything like this understandably can cause a great deal of alarm.
Many of the people living in the Luton Road area are elderly, so may feel especially vulnerable.
'This appears to be an isolated incident and we don't believe there is a threat to anyone else. The investigating officers spoke to several of the neighbours and were able to reassure them.'
PC Green added: 'We are keen to trace two people who witnesses say were in the area at the time of the incident. The first is a girl seen walking away from the victim's address.
'She is described as being 15-17 years old, slim but with a pot belly, wearing a white vest, wide pink belt, red slip-on shoes and dark trousers. She is about 5ft tall with blonde hair tied back in a pony tail.
'The second person - a young woman aged between 18 and 22 - was seen waiting outside the address before being met by the girl.
'She is described as 5ft 9ins tall, overweight, with dark scruffy hair also tied up in a pony tail, with some of it dangling around the sides of her face. She was wearing all-white clothes - possibly a tracksuit. nAnyone with information should contact PC Green on 01244 613082 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555 111.