A 15-year-old schoolgirl was brutally attacked by a group of youths while walking her dog. Detectives in Tameside have launched an urgent investigation and four teenagers have been arrested – the youngest a 13-year-old girl.
Greater Manchester police said the girl was taken to hospital after the attack but thankfully was not seriously injured. The force said she was “understandably shocked” and supported by her family.
They described the attack as an “isolated incident” but believe there were multiple witnesses who saw what happened. They are now being urged to come forward.
The girl was attacked at approximately 8pm on Saturday, March 26, by a group described by police as consisting of ‘women and men’ while walking her dog near Medlock Leisure Centre, off Gardenfold Way, in Droylsden, Tameside . girls – 13, 15 and 15 years old – and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of assault. They are currently being questioned in police custody, police added in a statement on Wednesday.
Detective Sergeant Helen Jordan, of GMP’s Tameside District, said: “The victim was taken to hospital but fortunately not seriously injured. She was attacked by a group of women and men, and is understandably shocked by the incident and supported by her family and specialized officers.
“We believe this is an isolated incident but we believe it has been seen by members of the public and would beg anyone with information to report it. Three girls – ages 13, 15 and 15 – and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested on suspicion of assault and are being interrogated in police custody.”
Anyone with information should call the police on 0161 856 9263 quoting log 2859 of 26/3/22.
Information can also be reported online or by using the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk. If you are unable to report online, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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