Teen girl’s hair ripped out in street attack as ten children arrested

A teenager was attacked by a gang of school children in Southport last week.

Police were called to reports that a 13-year-old girl was attacked on Eastbank Street, at around 6.35pm, on Sunday, April 3. She was punched, kicked and had her hair pulled out.

The victim needed hospital treatment for her injuries, which included facial injuries, but she has since been discharged. Police have now confirmed they have arrested 10 school children in connection with the attack.

READ MORE: Dodgy solicitor handed over £ 180,000 in dirty cash at service stations

The 10 children have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. The suspects are seven girls and three boys, aged between 11 and 16, from Waterloo, Seaforth, Crosby, Birkdale and Southport. They have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Sefton Neighborhood Chief Inspector Tracie Trubshaw said: “This incident was a brutal and shocking assault, and the consequences could have been much worse for the victim. My officers have acted swiftly in identifying those suspected of being present which demonstrates our commitment to tackling serious and violent crime.

“I would urge parents to speak to their children that this type of behavior is unacceptable. Please be aware of who they are friends with, where they go and what they are up to. If you have concerns, contact us so that we can engage with families at an early stage to prevent children from getting involved in incidents like this.

“Violence against women and girls will not be tolerated, and I urge anyone who witnessed the incident to come forward, we can not allow this type of behavior to continue to happen on our streets.”

Anyone who was in the vicinity at the time of the assault or drivers who have captured dashcam footage are asked to contact police. If you have any information on this incident please contact police on Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Center’ with any information, with reference 22000229458.

Leave a Comment