Teenage girl taken to hospital after being hit with 'blunt object' near Co-op in Alwoodley

A woman has been arrested after a teenager was struck on the head with a 'blunt object' yesterday (Sunday).

Monday, 28th September 2020, 1:09 pm
Updated Monday, 28th September 2020, 1:22 pm

Emergency services were called to High Ash Drive in Alwoodley at 7.18pm to a report of an assault on a teenage girl near the Co-op store.

The 16-year-old girl suffered bruising and swelling to her head following the attack.

She was taken to hospital as a precaution.

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The Co-op in High Ash Drive, Alwoodley (photo: Google).

An 18-year-old woman was arrested a short time later on suspicion of assault and remains in police custody.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police were called to High Ash Road in Alwoodley at about 7.18pm yesterday ( 27 September) to a report of an assault on female teenager in an incident near the Co-op store.

"Officers attended and located the 16-year-old victim who had received bruising and swelling to her head after being assaulted with a blunt object.

"The victim was taken to hospital for a precautionary check.

An 18-year-old woman was arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of section 47 assault and remains in police custody.

"Anyone who saw the assault or who has any information about the incident is asked to call Leeds District Police on 101 referencing crime number 13200484938.

"Information can also be given online via the police website at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat or anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."

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