An investigation has been launched by the police following the circulation of an online video depicting the assault of a teenage girl by two females in a park.
The distressing video, shared on Twitter, captures the moment when the victim is forcefully pushed to the ground by two girls in Station Road, Ashby on Saturday. The perpetrators proceed to stomp on, punch, and kick the girl while she tries to shield herself with her hands.
After a brief pause to say something to the victim, who is now seated, the attackers unleash a final flurry of kicks before departing the scene. Leicestershire Police have acknowledged the video and initiated inquiries into the incident, assuring that officers will be in contact with all parties involved.
The video was originally shared on Twitter by user @Deanceejay13, who identified the victim as his younger step-sister and pleaded for the video to be shared widely. Another video, posted in response to the initial one, reveals the same three girls engaged in another altercation, this time accompanied by an older woman.
The woman believed to be the victim’s mother, can be seen pulling one of the girl’s hair while she continues to attack her daughter. Several adults are present in the video, with one man attempting to separate the girls amid their ongoing fight. Witnesses can be heard repeatedly urging them to stop, reported Daily Mail.
Eventually, the altercation subsides as another man positions himself between the two girls, and a woman guides the mother away from the scene. @Deanceejay13, who is the step-brother of the victim, expressed his dismay at the incident and called for greater protection and prevention measures in the age of pervasive social media misuse.
He further shared details of the injuries sustained by his step-sister, including head injuries, hand injuries, bruises on various body parts, and cuts and grazes. He also mentioned that the girls involved continue to issue threats, urging anyone with relevant information to contact the police.
Leicestershire Police confirmed their awareness of the video and the assault incident, assuring that investigations are ongoing. They encourage anyone with information to come forward, citing reference number 23*392390.