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12 February 2010, 11:17 | Updated: 12 February 2010, 11:22
An 11 year old girl has been attacked by a gang of teenage boys, while she walked to school in Caversham.
It happened at around 8.20am on Wednesday morning, as she walked along Lower Henley Road. She was pushed over by the gang and kicked while she lay on the ground.
They then took off one of her shoes and threw it in a bush before running off.
PC James Stuart, from Reading police station, said, "“This was an unprovoked attack by young offenders on an even younger victim.
“Fortunately the incident has not caused the young girl any injuries, however she is obviously upset about it and her parents are very concerned.
“I would appeal for anyone who saw a group of boys misbehaving in the Lower Henley Road area between 8am and 9am to contact me as soon as possible.”
The four boys are all believed to be aged thirteen to fourteen and were wearing jeans and hooded tops at the time.
Police say if you saw the attack, or have any information, you should contact PC Stuart via 0845 8 505 505.
Alternatively, if you do not wish to speak to police or leave your name, please contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.