Three brave women came to the rescue of a 15-year-old girl who was allegedly assaulted on three occasions by a trio of girls in a public park.
The first attack is said to have happened at around 2pm on Saturday, July 11, when the victim was in Sheffield Park, Scunthorpe, with friends.
She was approached by three suspects, who were known to her, who pulled her to the floor before kicking, punching and biting her.
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said: “An unknown woman came to her aid and she got away from the group and left the park.
“The gang caught up with the victim near the shop on Ferry Road, where they are said to have resumed their attack. On this occasion, an elderly woman is said to have intervened and the victim again managed to leave the area.
“As she approached Fedora’s Club, Ferry Road, she is said to have been attacked by the suspects for the third time. A lady called Samavia then came to her aid and the victim managed to get home.
“As a result of the attacks, the victim suffered painful lumps, bruising and bite marks.”
Detective constable Ian Hauton, who is leading the investigation, said: “Luckily incidents of this nature are rare.
“However, this was a nasty and prolonged attack on a young victim and we are doing everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.
“We take incidents of this nature very seriously and we would urge any witnesses – particularly the three women who came to the aid of the victim – to come forward.”
Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting crime reference number 2124748.