Investigation launched after Sunderland teenager attacked by two schoolgirls in city centre

An investigation has been launched after a teenager was attacked by two school girls in Sunderland city centre.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 12:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 4:18 pm
The attack was reported to have taken place on Park Lane in Sunderland city centre.

Police have confirmed that they have received report of an attack on a teenage girl in Sunderland who had her hair pulled and hot chocolate thrown in her face by two schoolgirls.

The incident took place in Park Lane, on Monday, December 2, and reportedly saw the school girls punch and kick the teenage victim.

Northumbria Police have confirmed that inquiries are ongoing into the reported attack and have condemned such behaviour, calling it ‘unacceptable.’

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A spokesman for the force said: “On Monday we received a report that a female had been assaulted by two school girls on Park Lane, Sunderland.

“It was reported that the two pupils approached the teenager and pulled her hair before throwing hot chocolate in her face. They then continued to punch and kick her.

"Inquiries are ongoing into the incident and officers have spoken to the victim’s family.

“While a full investigation needs to be carried out, this incident does cause us concern and we would like to reiterate that this type of behaviour is unacceptable.

“Those involved should be aware that this kind of bullying is a criminal offence and the police will get involved.

“Anyone who is the victim of this type of offending should not suffer in silence and is asked to tell an adult or a teacher, or call police on 101, and you will receive support.”