|Teenage Girl Brutally Attacked in Acton|
Badly injured trying to help her boyfriend
A 16-year-old girl has been left with serious facial injuries after a brutal attack in Acton.
The incident happened at 18:00hrs on Thursday, 31 July at The Woodlands Park, off Crown Street, Acton. The exact location is described as being behind the shops, opposite Acton Police Station on Acton High Street
A fight occurred between a small group of males. During the fight the teenager intervened to try and defend her boyfriend. She was then attacked and received serious facial injuries that have required her jaw to be reconstructed.
The suspect of the assault is described as a black youth, aged about 17. He was about 5ft 8ins tall and wearing a grey tracksuit. He ran off towards Acton High Street.
The victim has been left distressed and in constant pain from her injuries.
People may remember seeing them, as the victim was with a second female described as black, 15 years old, thin and tall with long black hair wearing a distinctive, bright, yellow top.
Officer in the case Detective Constable William Garton of Hammersmith & Fulham CID said:
''The level of violence directed towards this young girl is appalling. Especially as the victim was only trying to defend her boyfriend from multiple attackers. We would appeal to the public to help us find the person responsible. In particular we are appealing for any witnesses who saw the fight or a male matching the description of the suspect running from the scene. Any information received by police will be treated in complete confidence.”
A 16-year-old male has been arrested in relation to this incident and is currently on police bail.
Anyone with information should police at Hammersmith CID on Tel: 0208 246 2505. you can also contact Crimestoppers on Tel: 0800 555 111 if you do not want to give your name. Please quote reference 6015720/14.
Sept 20, 2013