Two teenagers are in custody following an assault in Margate yesterday (November 29) where a young girl was repeatedly punched in the face and kicked in the head.
The vile attack at Dane Valley was filmed by onlookers and posted to social media where it was shared hundreds of times to the disgust of the young victim’s parents.
A Kent Police spokesman said: “The incident is reported to have taken place in Arlington Gardens at around 3.30pm where the victim, a young girl, suffered a head injury.
“She was taken to a local hospital for treatment and is now recovering.
“Two girls, aged 13 and 14 from Margate, were arrested later that evening on suspicion of assault. They remain in police custody whilst enquiries continue.”
The youngster is a Year 8 student at Charles Dickens. The school says they understand she was attacked by an ex-student.
In a statement Executive Headteacher Kirsten Cardus says: “The school is aware of the very serious incident yesterday after school, where one of our Year 8 female students was physically attacked and violently assaulted whilst walking home in school uniform.
“Whilst the attack did not happen near the school we are still very concerned that one of our students was attacked on their way travelling home. The student was attacked by a former student of the school.
“The Charles Dickens School does not tolerate any form of physical violence, we are shocked by what we have seen, our thoughts are with our own student and her family at this very difficult time. We can reassure you that we will do everything in our power to protect the safety of all our pupils as this is of paramount importance to us as a caring and supportive school community.
“We would like to reiterate to parents that the young person who assaulted our student does not attend The Charles Dickens School.”
The girl’s sickened mother posted to facebook last night after seeing the shocking video of the attack. She said: “There is a video on social media of a fight on an innocent lil girl who begged for it not to happen. Well that girl was my daughter, my baby and has just got back from the hospital as she got some head injuries.
“To find a video of this all over social media is disgusting and the girls that stood and filmed and done nothing are just as bad as the girl that done the assault. I’m absolutely devastated and sick to my stomach.”
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