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13-year-old 'attacked' in the centre of Plymouth

13-year-old 'attacked' in the centre of Plymouth

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 7:11am 7th February 2020. (Updated at 2:34pm 7th February 2020)

Police investigate what they call a vicious attack on a 13-year-old girl in Plymouth city centre.

Officers say the victim was left with injuries to her face and neck, after being repeatedly punched and kicked.

She was allegedly targeted by a group of teenagers in the open area next to Palace Street a few weeks before Christmas.

Officers want to hear from anyone who might have seen something in the early evening of Wednesday 11th December.

They are particularly keen to speak to another group of teenagers who stopped to help.

"Police in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses of a vicious attack on a 13-year-old girl in the city centre.

"The girl was approached by a group of teenagers in the open area next to Palace Street, near The Mission and The Swan pubs, between 5pm and 7pm on Wednesday 11th December.

"At least one member of the group, a female, repeatedly punched and kicked the victim, causing injuries to her face and neck.

"Police are appealing for anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident, or anyone who may have any information which could assist their enquiries, to get in touch.

"Officers are particularly keen to speak to a group of teenagers who intervened to help the victim.

"Please contact police on 101, quoting CR/112142/19".

Devon and Cornwall Police

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