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Police appeal after teenagers attacked

PUBLISHED: 05:28 28 January 2003 | UPDATED: 16:13 24 February 2010

A TEENAGER is recovering after being stabbed in the face at Frinton railway station.

The 15-year-old, who comes from the Frinton area, had four stitches in her chin after the attack on Saturday.

A TEENAGER is recovering after being stabbed in the face at Frinton railway station.

The 15-year-old, who comes from the Frinton area, had four stitches in her chin after the attack on Saturday.

She was treated at a doctor's surgery and did not need to go to hospital.

Pc Neil King , of British Transport Police, said the victim was with a group of friends when the incident happened at about 10am.

A 17-year-old boy from the Frinton area was arrested on suspicion of wounding on Saturday evening.

He was taken to Clacton Police Station for questioning and later released on bail without charge pending further enquiries.

Pc King said the girl was on the platform of the station when the incident happened.

He said: "There were not many people around at the time but people were in the area and we are appealing for witnesses.

"The girl and her friends did not think anyone else saw it but it is possible."

He added: "The victim had to have four stitches in the wound and it has affected her emotionally, which you would expect. However the wound is healing."

Anyone with information should call British Transport Police on 0207 391 5275.

Detectives are investigating an assault in Chelmsford which has left a 15-year-old with severe facial injuries.

The boy was walking with his friends along Stonebridge Walk near Marks & Spencer when he was approached by a group of about 30 teenagers.

They then began to attack the teenager, who has not been named and comes from Billericay, for no apparent reason.

He was taken to Broomfield Hospital in the town and treated for a cut lip and bruising over his body. He also had several teeth knocked out in the attack.

Investigating officer Det Con Mark Elliott said: "This lad was minding his own business and heading towards the local YMCA through Central Park with a few of his friends.

"He was then set upon in what appears to be an unprovoked attack by this large group of similarly aged youths. The boy and his friends ran towards the town centre when he was again attacked, this time near to Marks and Spencer."

Police are keen to speak to people who may have been on their way out on the evening of Friday, January 17 and could have seen the group of youths acting suspiciously.

Anyone with any information should call Chelmsford Police on 01245 491212.

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