Appeal for witnesses after 13-year-old girl is assaulted at Cheltenham park
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a 13-year-old girl was assaulted by another teenager while at a park in Cheltenham last week.
It was reported that the victim was assaulted while at Pittville Park on Friday afternoon (11 August) sustaining a lump on her head and bruising.
The victim and her relatives had been walking along the footpath around the park between 4.50pm and 5.20pm on the day when a group of teenagers began shouting abuse at them.
The girl carried on walking and was later re-approached by the group who continued to shout abuse at her.
As the victim went to turn away, one of the group ran up behind grabbing her hair and pulling her to the ground.
This teenage girl went on to kick the victim by her ankles and hold her by the throat before punching and kicking her multiple times in the face and head.
At some point during the assault the victim also had a drink thrown over her.
Several members of the public saw what happened and attempted to intervene but the group ran off. It is believed they were headed in the direction of the leisure centre.
The offender was described as being white, approximately 5ft 4ins tall and was believed to be 16 or 17-years-old. She had dark brown hair tied in a ponytail and was wearing denim shorts with a pink long sleeved top which had puffy arms.
It is believed the offender was in the town centre earlier on in the day.
Officers would like to speak to anybody who witnessed the incident or who has any information which they believe to be relevant.