Security industry licensing body SIA is looking into complaint after Sunderland woman left with broken collarbone on night out

The Security Industry Authority (SIA) has said it is aware of a complaint after a woman snapped her collarbone during an attack in Sunderland city centre.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 5:18 pm

The family of the 22-year-old has now made a complaint to the Security Industry Authority (SIA) – organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry – regarding the incident.

The SIA say they are aware of the complaint.

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Georgia Perry (left) suffered a broken collarbone during an altercation in Sunderland City Centre

Georgia has been left terrified following an attack where she was pushed to the ground before, her family say, two women kicked her and shouted abuse at her.

They continued to hurl abuse at her while she was taken into an ambulance, concerned big sister Charlotte Perry told the Echo.

An SIA spokesman said: “We are sorry to hear of the incident where Georgia Perry suffered an injury on a night out.

“Should a licence-holder do anything that means they fail to comply with our licensing conditions we will investigate the matter.

“Once their identity has been confirmed by a reliable source, such as the Police, venue or Local Authority, we will review evidence against our licensing criteria and consider whether a security operative should retain their licence or if it should be suspended or revoked.”

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Charlotte, who received a call in the early hours of Sunday, August 16, to say Georgia was in hospital, said: “She’s just absolutely terrified. She's a very small and petite – when she was pushed to the ground she was in agony straight away.

"It’s just awful that these people would do something like this. Georgia is very outgoing and would chat to anyone but she’s also quite anxious and wary of her surroundings.”

Police are investigating the incident and reviewing CCTV footage from the night.

A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “It was reported that between 1am and 4am on Sunday (August 16) a verbal altercation occurred and a 22-year-old woman was pushed to the ground, resulting in a broken collarbone.”

Anyone with information should contact police via the website quoting log 569 160820.

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