Friday, 20 July 2012

Schoolgirl assaulted on cycle track

Morecambe police are urging witnesses to come forward after a schoolgirl was assaulted by a girl on a cycle track.

The victim was waiting for a friend on a cycle track next to Cartmel Place, Morecambe, at around 7pm on Thursday 12th July when she was approached by three girls. One of them punched the victim in the face before walking off with her friends onto Cartmel Place.

The victim was left with a cut to her mouth following the attack.

The offender is described as tanned, between 15 and 17 years old, with long dark hair. She was wearing a red shirt and black leggings. One of the other two girls had blonde hair but there are no further descriptions of the teenagers.

PC Sam Johnson, from Morecambe Police, said: "This was an unprovoked attack on a young schoolgirl who was simply waiting for a friend. We would urge anyone who witnessed the assault or who has any information about those responsible to contact us as soon as possible as their information could greatly assist this enquiry."

Anyone who has any information on the incident should contact police by calling 101 or alternatively, information can be passed to 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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