A VULNERABLE elderly man was attacked outside his Kendal home.

Police are appealing for information after the incident which took place on Tuesday at 6pm outside the man's house on Buttery Well Lane.

The attacker, described as a a white male, aged around 16 and wearing dark clothing, engaged in conversation with the man before slapping him across the face.

He was left shaken but fortunately not hurt.

Anyone with information should contact PC Steve Hemsley on non-emergency 101.