Thursday, 12 April 2012

Appeal after Lancaster schoolgirl is punched on a bus

Lancaster police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a schoolgirl was assaulted on a bus.

The incident happened around 4.00pm on Monday 5th March on the number 40 bus between Forton and Galgate when a young girl approached a 16-year-old schoolgirl, dressed in her uniform, and punched her to the back after a brief verbal altercation. She then continued to shout insults at the victim.

The offender is described as being around 15 or 16 years or age with very long, dark brown straight hair. She was wearing jeans and ugg boots with a white t-shirt underneath a brown jacket and belt.

PC Simon Patterson said: “I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or with any information about the person responsible to contact Lancashire Police on 101 quoting crime reference BC1201014.

• People with information can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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