Teenage girl arrested after older woman hurt in town centre assault. Did you see what happened? (From Dorset Echo)
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Teenage girl arrested after older woman hurt in town centre assault. Did you see what happened?
10:29am Thursday 15th August 2013 in News
A TEENAGE girl has been arrested on suspicion of attacking an older woman.
Police said the victim, a 40-year-old woman, was allegedly assaulted in the centre of Sturminster Newton around lunchtime last Sunday, August 11 following an altercation with a younger person. The woman suffered minor injuries to her legs and arms.
A 13-year-old girl has been questioned about the incident. She has been bailed until September.
Detective Constable Elaine Leader, of West Dorset CID, said: “There were several people in the area at the time and I am appealing to them to come forward to help us ascertain exactly what happened.
“I ask witnesses and anyone with information about the incident to contact Dorset Police as soon as possible.”
The incident happened between 12.45pm and 1pm in the area of Barnes Close, the Railway Gardens and near to the Factory Shop car park.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 11:232. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.