12-Year-Old Girl Attacked & Racially Abused In Portsmouth

A 12-year-old girl's been attacked and racially abused in a Portsmouth playground.

She was punched and hit by four teenagers on Friday (23 September) at Landport Adventure Playground on Arundel Street. It happened at about 4.52pm.

Three boys and a girl have been arrested and bailed.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said:

"She was assaulted by up to four youths, both male and female. While they punched and hit her they also shouted racial abuse.

"The girl received medical treatment after the attack but was not badly injured however she was left shocked and traumatised by what happened.

"Detectives are now investigating the incident and are appealing for any witnesses to contact them if they haven't already spoken with the police."

Two 16-year-old boys, one 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were arrested on Sunday 25 September on suspicion of racially aggravated assault. They have since been bailed until 3 October while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Eastern Investigation Team at Fratton Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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