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Police appeal after girls assaulted on bus

Police on Merseyside are appealing for witnesses after three girls were assaulted on a bus travelling from St Helens to Liverpool.

The girls, two aged 14 and one aged 10, were on the top deck of the 10A yesterday when three teenage boys got on at Nutgrove shouting lewd and sexual comments at the girls.

Detectives say the teenagers started to assault one of the girls when she ignored them. Her friends were also assaulted when they tried to help.

The girls managed to get free and tell their parents when they returned home.

“The girls involved in this incident were really shaken up following this despicable attack and an investigation is underway to find those involved. Detectives are carrying out inquiries into the incident and are seeking CCTV in a bid to identify the offenders.”

– Temp Supt Jonathan Davies

The teenagers are described as:

  • 16, “lanky” with long shoulder length black hair and wearing a black jacket.
  • 16, “lanky” with “spotty” complexion, long shoulder length brown hair and a blue jacket.
  • 14, ginger hair with a black hat.

Anyone who witnessed the incident, or recognises the descriptions of the offenders, should contact St Helens CID on 0151 777 6883 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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