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Three girls plead guilty to crowbar attack on teenage girl in Guildford park

09 Jan, 2017 15:53 News

Three girls have pleaded guilty to assaulting a teenage girl with a crowbar at a Guildford park last year when they appeared at Guildford Crown Court earlier today (9 January).

Sophie Burrows, 19, of Godalming, Lauren Coveney, 19, of Midhurst and a 17-year-old girl from Midhurst, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were charged with causing grievous bodily harm on 9 July 2016.

A 14-year-old girl was left with a head injury, a slight fracture to the nose, bruised ribs and two black eyes following the incident, which took place at Stoughton recreation ground in Northway around 7pm on Saturday, 9 July.

The girls are due to be sentenced on 17 February.

 

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