Police appeal over Stockton attack

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses after a girl was seriously injured in Stockton.

The girl, 10, was reported missing from her home on Saturday 7th April at 6.30pm. She was found just over two hours later on Maritime Way in Stockton.

The girl was taken to hospital - where she remained for six days - and treated for serious injuries. A boy, 16, has been charged with assault.

Police are in the area looking for information and have appealed for people to come forward who may have seen the girl or witnessed the incident.

The girl is described as being around 4ft tall with brown hair and wearing black leggings, a chequered top, a brown furry body warmer and a light tan leather style jacket.

Anyone with information should contact Cleveland Police.

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