A GIRL suffered a broken arm after a teenager pushed her off a swing in a town park.

Police officers are now appealing for information so they can establish what happened.

The incident occurred in Byerley Park, Newton Aycliffe, on Tuesday, February 26 at around 12.30pm.

It is believed the suspect approached the victim from behind as she sat on the swing and pushed her off.

The female suspect is described as being in her teens with long brown hair.

The young girl sustained a broken arm and was taken to hospital.

PC Craig Carter, from Bishop Auckland response, said: “Anyone with information in relation to this incident please call us on 101 quoting reference number 106 of February 28.”