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Man arrested after schoolgirl attacked near Ripon Street

Posted on - 15th June, 2015 - 9:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, News, Plungington, University
The incident happened in an alleyway between College Court and Ripon Street

The incident happened in an alleyway between College Court and Ripon Street

A 21-year-old man has been arrested following an assault on a schoolgirl in Preston.

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Preston Police were called to an alleyway between College Court and Ripon Street in the Plungington area on Friday 12 June at 4.15pm.

A 14-year-old girl is understood to have been attacked with a baseball bat, receiving blows to her head and body.

The girl was taken to hospital and discharged.

A police spokesman said they had arrested the man, 21, of no fixed address, on suspicion of section 18 – wounding with intent and he remains in custody.

She said: “This was a terrifying ordeal for the young girl involved and it is fortunate that her injuries were not more serious.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Preston Police on 101 quoting log number 0907 of June 12th

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