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A brave nine-year-old girl who needed surgery after she was scarred and almost blinded by a beer bottle thrown into the car she was travelling in has made a remarkable recovery, her grandmother said.
Abbie Keers joined her friends for a gymnastics tournament and came second less than two days after she was attacked in Stanley.
Sandra Webb was driving her daughter and two grandchildren to a walk-in medical centre in her Fiat Punto through Stanley when there was a loud bang.
Abbie was showered with glass from the front passenger window which cut her forehead, nose, hands and around her right eye.
Mrs Webb said her granddaughter was shy and quiet yet determined and refused to let her injury stop her competing at gymnastics today, where she came second.
A nine year old girl needed hospital treatment after a bottle was thrown through the window of a car she was travelling in, showering her with glass.
Abbie Keers was being driven along the A693 in Stanley when she was injured.
Police have described it as a 'mindless act' and are appealing for witnesses.
A nine year old girl has been left scarred after a bottle was thrown at the car she was travelling in.
The girl was in the front seat of the car, as it made its way along the A693 through Stanley on Friday 14th February.
A bottle was thrown from a nearby subway which shattered the car window, spraying glass onto the girl.
She was taken to hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses to what they are describing as a 'mindless act.'
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Nine year old Abbie Keers is recovering after a bottle was thrown at her grandmother's car, shattering the window