Teenage girl had cigarettes stubbed out in face in Belper attack

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A 13-year-old girl was left with a series of nasty injuries after she was allegedly attacked by a group of teenagers.

Two girls were walking along the left hand side of B&M, in Chapel Street, Belper, when they were approached by a group of girls they knew.

The group allegedly began to attack the girl, pulling her hair, punching and kicking her. She managed to run away to Derwent Street but says the girls followed her and continued the assault, stubbing cigarettes out on her face.

She has suffered a black eye, broken nose and possible cheek fracture as well as burns to her face.

The incident happened between 4.15pm and 7pm on Saturday, May 2.

Five girls, aged between 13 and 15 and all from Belper or Nether Heage, have been arrested in connection with the incident and released on bail while inquiries continue.

Police are keen to speak to any witnesses, or anyone with information. You can contact officers by calling

101 and quoting crime reference number 18497/15. You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.