07/29/2013 01:16 EDT | Updated 09/28/2013 05:12 EDT

Montreal woman, 67, dies after being attacked on the street

MONTREAL - A 67-year-old Montreal woman is dead after being savagely attacked by a stranger.

Montreal police say the woman was walking along a downtown street just after midnight when she was set upon.

Police say they have arrested a 38-year-old man, and that he is expected to appear in court tomorrow to face criminal charges.

They say the man had just been kicked out of a bar for aggressive behaviour.

Witnesses say the assailant struck blows to the woman's upper body and then went after her head after she had fallen down.

He backed off after a passerby intervened.

The woman died in hospital a few hours after the attack.