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Vulnerable Hastings girl pushed into road

A 15-year-old from Hastings with learning disabilities was pushed into the road and attacked by a group of girls.

Schoolgirl with learning disabilities pushed into road

A 15-year-old girl from Hastings with mild learning difficulties was pushed in front of a car in Hastings.

The victim was walking in Rye Road near Hastings Academy at 3.05pm on Friday 28th February when she was shoved into the road by a girl.

A car had to swerve to avoid hitting the 15-year-old as a nearby group of 15 girls cheered.

Glue was also thrown in her hair as she walked away.

This must have been a terrifying incident for the victim. What began as nasty verbal abuse became a violent assault that on another day could have seen her being knocked down and seriously hurt. I need to speak to anyone who saw any part of the incident or the group of girls before or after the attack. I particularly need to trace the driver of the car who swerved to avoid the victim. He may not have realised that the victim was being attacked at the time."

– PC Jodie Walter

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