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Gang attacks teenage girls with bleach

A disturbing assault on two young girls which took place in Newry last Monday night has sent shockwaves throughout the city.

The teenagers were attacked by a gang of 11 boys who threw a bottle of bleach at them during their frightening ordeal, which took place near the Quays Shopping Centre.

Releasing details of the shocking incident for the first time on Friday, PSNI Sergeant Gibson said the group of eleven males carried out the attack in the vicinity of the Quays Shopping Centre car park close to the Drumalane area of the city between 9pm and 9.30pm on Monday 14th August. 

It is understood the bleach was squirted from a bottle at the girls.

The bleach hit one of the victims, who is believed to be 18, making contact with the skin on her stomach but, thankfully, she was not seriously hurt.

Police have appealed to anyone who witnessed the attack or who can help identify those involved to contact police at Ardmore on 101 quoting ref 1269 14/8/17.

Fortunately the two girls did not sustain any serious injuries and are believed to be recovering from their terrifying ordeal.