Sunday 17 December 2017

Investigation launched after teen hit with brick at train station

Injuries (Photo: BBC)
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Police are investigating after a teenage girl was hit in the face with a brick in west Belfast.

It happened as the 15-year-old Laura McGlade was waiting at Dunmurry train station at the weekend.

The teen was waiting at the railway halt with a friend at around 10.10pm on Saturday when she was struck in the face by a brick thrown from the far side of the platform.

She sustained fractured eye socket, facial laceration and a suspected detached retina.

Speaking to the BBC, her grandmother Betty McAvoy said the teenager is in a "lot of pain" and "worried sick about the possibility of the surgery".

Detective Inspector Richard Thornton said: "This was a completely unprovoked attack on an innocent teenager and we are appealing for witnesses. We are especially keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a large group of male teenagers in the vicinity of the railway halt on Saturday night.

"Please call 101, quoting reference 1525 08/07/17."

Belfast Telegraph

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