Teen girl injured in early morning Buxton Square assault
A 17-year-old girl has been left bruised and missing chunks of hair after she was attacked in Buxton Square over the weekend.
The alleged assault began when she was with her friend in Buxton Square at around 2am on Saturday.
Her mother, Kara Wilkes, said there was ‘‘no provocation’’ for the ‘‘brutal’’ attack. Two women turned on her daughter, ‘‘one pulling hair and one kicking and punching,’’ she said.
There was security footage of the incident, but due to poor lighting the attackers were hard to identify.
Wilkes said ‘‘they need some proper lighting [in Buxton Square], because what’s the point in having the cameras if they can’t see the incidents properly?’’
Wilkes said she had been sent several other videos of the incident which she hadn’t shown the police yet, and knows of at least one other video posted on Snapchat, which she hoped the police would be able to retrieve.
She said she hadn’t seen the Snapchat video and was ‘‘glad’’ she hadn’t, but she had been told the video showed her daughter ‘‘struggling to her feet, and then they punch her in the head again’’, while bystanders watch.
Her daughter suffers from ongoing concussion-related medical issues after a car accident a year ago.
‘‘People said ‘you shouldn’t let her out,’ but she’s 17, nearly 18, and she’s very responsible for her age,’’ Wilkes said. ‘‘Nothing like this has ever happened before.’’
The two women involved in the attacked had contacted her to apologise, but she still wanted to pursue the case because shouldn’t get off scot-free’’.
Wilkes said her daughter went into delayed shock the next morning, and was freezing cold and shaking.
‘‘They have no idea what they’ve done to my family, to my daughter who already has a head injury,’’ Wilkes said.
Police have been contacted for comment. ‘‘they