Witness appeal after teenage girl assaulted in Shoreham
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Police are appealing for witnesses an assault on a teenage girl in Buckingham Park in Shoreham on Monday (April 11).
A 13-year-old girl reported being approached by a group of teenage girls near the tennis courts in Buckingham Park at around 1.45pm.
The group assaulted her and smashed her mobile phone, before leaving the scene.
A 12-year-old girl has been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and criminal damage and released under investigation while enquiries continue.
PC Kerry Sargent said: “This was a violent assault in a popular park in broad daylight and we are asking anybody who saw what happened or has any information which could help with our investigation to come forward.
“I would like to reassure the public that this is understood to be an isolated incident and there is no wider risk.
“If you can help, please contact police online or by calling 101, quoting serial 648 of 11/04.”