A LABOUR Party volunteer in her 70s was injured in a "deeply shocking" assault when tempers became frayed on the general election campaign trail in Bromyard.

North Herefordshire Constituency Labour Party said the campaign team were abused, including being called 'Marxists', and obscenities were scrawled across party banners while they were campaigning in the High Street.

In a Facebook post following the incident on Saturday morning, the branch said the elderly canvasser was "pushed over flat into the road" and left "badly shaken". It is believed she may have suffered cracked ribs.

The post said a woman had taken a pen from the volunteers and defaced the party banner before "ranting and swearing, using foul and abusive language".

She had apparently told them to get out of "her [expletive] county" but was told politely that all the volunteers were also from Herefordshire.

It is understood the same woman then pushed over the volunteer further down the street.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesman said crews in one ambulance were dispatched to the scene at 11.34am.

The woman had received treatment from a community first responder, but she was discharged after declining further treatment.

Police Inspector James Ashton said: "Officers attended and spoke to the victim, who said that she didn’t wish for charges to be brought.

"We continue to engage with both parties to ensure an appropriate outcome for the victim."

A spokesman for the Labour campaign said: "This was deeply shocking.

"We are pleased to say that our volunteer is recovering from her injuries and the shock of being assaulted and we are grateful to the police and the ambulance service for their assistance."