Girls, 13, suffer ‘horrific’ attack by Crouch Hill gang
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Teens left in hospital after young thugs ‘stamp on their heads’ in vicious assualt
Two 13-year-old girls were left in hospital after a gang of young thugs savagely attacked them and stamped on their skulls.
The teenagers were left with wounds to their heads, faces and bodies after the “horrific” assault by the mob outside Crouch Hall Court, Hanley Road, Crouch Hill.
Five girls and three boys have been arrested on suspicion of assault, and have been bailed until the middle of May.
Police were called at about 4.30pm on Friday after the 20-strong mob, allegedly made up of hoodlums aged 13 to 17, started punching and kicking the young girls
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The investigation officer in the case, trainee Det Con Lucy McAuley, said: “This was a horrific attack on two young girls. Police would like to hear from anyone that was in the area at the time that may be able to help with inquiries.
“We are particularly interested in speaking to the passengers of a route 210 bus that took the victims to hospital, as well as a passing car driver that tried to stop the assault.
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“Local residents in Hanley Road and Crouch Hall Court are also urged to contact police if they have any information about the assault.”
The two girls have been discharged from hospital.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Trainee Det Con McAuley from Islington CID on 020 7421 0262 or via 101, quoting reference 2708754/15, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org.