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19 April 2010, 11:56
A 4 year-old girl has been hit with glass from a vodka bottle after it was thrown from a cliff in Kent.
Caydence Carrick was walking on Victoria Promenade at around 1.50pm yesterday (Sunday 18th) after spending time on the beach in Ramsgate when she was hit.
She was taken to the QEQM hospital in Margate and needed 9 stitches in her arm and steri-strips on other cuts.
Her mother Magdal explained: “I heard a bang and she screamed. I looked down and saw the blood and just wrapped a beach towel around her arm. I dialled 999 but my 14-year-old son took over and told the emergency services where we were.
“A passer-by who was a nurse reassured me that the bleeding was not too bad but it was very upsetting.”
Police searched the area at the top of the cliffs and have appealed to anyone who spotted the bottle thrower to come forward.
Insp Rory Welburn said: “This was a particular stupid thing to do. No thought was given to the consequences that probably will leave a little girl with a scar and obviously unhappy memories of the experience.
“We would appeal to anyone involved who has a conscience or anyone who saw the bottle thrown at about 1.50pm to contact police.”
The officer to contact is Det Con Paul Francklin on 01843 222105.