Police are investigating after a girl aged 12 suffered burns when a burning stick was thrown at her in York.
It happened at around 3.30pm on Sunday (5 September) at St Nicholas Fields, close to the Story Telling Circle, which is also known as the Witches’ Circle.
The victim was with two friends of the same age when they were approached from behind by three boys, aged about 14 or 15.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “One of the boys threw a burning stick at the victim which struck her on the left arm, close to her elbow, causing pain and blistering.
“The males are then believed to have shouted ‘sorry’ before running away towards Bull Lane laughing.”
The first boy is described as white, 6ft tall and slim. He was wearing a black cap and a black top with white Adidas stripes down the sleeves.
The second boy is white, 5ft 5 ins tall and slim. He was wearing a grey cap and possibly had blonde hair.
The third boy is white, 5ft 2ins tall, and slim. He was wearing a black cap and grey tracksuit.
Witnesses or anyone with information that could assist the investigation are asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.
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