Five people were arrested after a horrifying assault on a teenager outside of school. Among them are girls aged just 10 and 11 years old.
A brutal assault occurred in Surrey, England. The incident involved several girls and one man who assaulted another girl just outside Thomas Knyvett College in Ashford. The incident happened around 2.30pm on Monday February 6.
They suspect that this is a racially aggravated assault on a black girl. The police were called to find the victim injured at the scene.
The footage of the assault was uploaded on social media and spread online. On the clip, they can be seen attacking the victim on a street. An adult voice can be heard encouraging and even instructing the attacker on how to hurt the victim.
Towards the end of the video, strands of the victim’s hair are visible on the street after the altercation has ended. Teachers from the school can also be seen coming out to check the commotion.
The authorities have been running an investigation and successfully detained 5 suspects, all ranging variously in age. They arrested a 43-year-old man, a 39-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, and a 10-year-old girl.
They are still searching for another suspect, which is a 15-year-old girl. Surrey Police believes this one suspect is aware that she is wanted and the police convinced that they are working hard to find her.
Chief Inspector Dallas McDermott released a statement regarding the situation.
“I want to bring you this update that we continue a serious racially aggravated assault outside of school in Ashford. I want you to know that we have arrested five people. Four on suspicion of attempted racially aggravated GBH (grievous bodily harm) and two of these people were also arrested on suspicion of child neglect and for encouraging an offense to be committed.” McDermott said.
On Wednesday, several citizens gathered outside the school to protest the racially aggravated assault.
Meanwhile, Surrey Police spokesperson provided more detail. The spokesperson also advised not to share the footage on social media.
“We are aware that this incident will have caused concern among students, parents, and staff at Thomas Knyvett College, as well as the wider community. We would like to reassure you that an investigation is under way, five arrests have been made in connection with this incident, and we are working closely with Thomas Knyvett College as we investigate this matter.”
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