Teenage girl savagely beaten

PUBLISHED: 11:12 09 November 2012 | UPDATED: 13:45 09 November 2012

police9

police9

Archant

16-year-old coughed up blood before attackers left her alone.

A teenage girl, who was the subject of a savage kicking, was only spared a further beating when she started coughing up blood.

The 16-year-old was attacked in Ottery St Mary after she became separated from her friends following the annual tar barrels event.

Police say she was taking a shortcut near Broad Street when she was grabbed from behind by a male who covered her mouth and eyes.

PC Sarah Henley, who is appealing for witnesses to come forward, said: “Once in an alleyway, he threw her to the floor and began kicking her to her abdomen and chest area.

“He then shouted ‘Come on’ and was joined by three or four females, who then joined in whilst the male was shouting ‘Kick her harder’.

“Only when the victim began coughing up blood did the group then run off.”

The victim has only just been released from hospital.

Her attackers are described as aged between 30 and 40.

The male is described as being of a muscular build, at least six ft tall and wearing a long-sleeved top.

One of the females had a gruff voice.

Anyone with information is urged to contact PC Henley on 101, quoting crime reference number KO/12/627.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 18:44

A former Sidmouth College pupil has snapped up a blink and you will miss role in a Hollywood blockbuster.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:00

Pupils at The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis, performed Little Shop of Horrors. Teacher Simon Ransome-Williams submitted his review.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:30

Sean James, 45, was among the extras for Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:30

Baker Estates want to build the homes - the first phase of a 300-home development - on land between Honiton and Gittisham.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00

Next Tuesday, Devon County Council’s scrutiny committee will decide whether to use its power to refer the decision of the NEW Devon Clinical Commission Group (CCG) to close all in-patient beds in Seaton, Honiton and Okehampton hospitals to the Secretary of State for Health.

Read more
Wed, 17:30

The day was run by Ruth Worsley of the Legacy to Landscape project assisted by Samantha Knights, a parent who runs the school garden club, and project volunteer Sue Mattock.

Read more
Wed, 17:11

Keith Rose, 68, who was convicted of the 1981 murder of Juliet Rowe, has taken his case to the High Court

Read more
Wed, 16:00

The offence happened at a property on Musbury Road on Friday, June 9, where the victim’s purse was taken containing bank cards.

Read more
Wed, 14:30

Cllr John Zarczynski said applicant ContainerSpace Ltd’s proposed scheme was ‘totally unsuitable’ and said if approval was granted, the resulting development would cause ‘chaos’.

Read more
Wed, 10:27

R and J Welburn was launched after two casualties on board the vessel had lost steering near Seaton

Read more

Local Weather

Rain

Rain

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 13°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications