A NORTH Yorkshire 12 year-old girl was left with pain and blistering after a teenage boy threw a burning stick at her before running away and laughing.

Police say the incident happened at around 3.30pm on Sunday September 5 at St Nicholas Fields in York, close to the Story Telling Circle, known locally as  the Witches Circle.

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At the time of the incident, the girl was with two friends of the same age when they were approached by three boys who were around 14 to 15 years-old.

One of the boys threw a stick at the girl which hit her on the left arm close to her elbow causing pain and some blistering.

According to police, the boys are then believed to have shouted “sorry” before running off towards Bull Lane and laughing.

The first boy has been described by police as being white, aged around 14 to 15 years-old, six- foot-tall and of a slim build and he was wearing a black cap, black top with white Adidas stripes down the sleeves.

The second boy is described as white, around 14 to 15 years old,  five-foot and five-inches tall, of a slim build and he was wearing a grey cap and possibly had blonde hair.

Described as white and around 14 to 15 years-old the third boy was five-foot and two-inches tall and of a slim build and was wearing a black cap and grey tracksuit.

Police are asking witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are asked to email Antony.Lockey-Smith@northyorkshire.police.uk

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The public can also call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

If people would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or make a report online via www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

Police ask that people quote reference number 12210195854 when providing details.


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