A 17-year-old girl has suffered serious injuries following an assault by a group of youths outside Barclays Bank, St Peter’s Street, St Albans.
The victim was assaulted by the group at around 6.40pm on Friday, March 1, who are believed to be known to her.
The girl suffered a bleed on the brain, a detached eye retina and a suspected fractured eye socket and has since been discharged from hospital.
Two teenage girls, aged 14 and 15, have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. They have been police bailed until March 28.
Police are appealing for information and witnesses of the assault which happened last week.
DC Paul Edmondson, who is investigating, said: “We have arrested two people in connection with this incident and our enquiries are currently on-going.
“I’m appealing for anyone who believes they saw what happened to get in touch as you may have information that is vital to our investigation.”
Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information is asked to contact DC Edmondson by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/20068/19 or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org