A youth has been arrested, with charges pending, after a teen girl was reportedly swarmed and beaten by several other teens in Cloverdale earlier this week.
According to information obtained by the Cloverdale Reporter from police, as well as from social media posts, the teen was viciously attacked at Hillcrest Elementary School Saturday night (May 7) between 9 and 9:30 p.m.
The alleged assault was first brought to light on Facebook when the mother of the victim appealed for witnesses.
“My daughter was viciously attacked and assaulted,” wrote the mother. “(It) left her with a broken nose, a concussion, and a possible broken ankle.”
Surrey RCMP Const. Gurvinder Ghag said that one youth was arrested and that the incident is before the courts.
Video of the incident was posted to the Facebook page for Clayton Heights Block Watch.
In video of the attack, a teenage girl can be seen punching the victim in the face at least a dozen times. The victim is also hit in the face with a flying shoe.
After the assault, the attacking teens continue to pursue the victim. They chase her down and corner her near a fence. Then they make the victim drop to her knees and kiss the attackers feet.
Surrey Mounties ask that anyone with information contact them. They are also appealing to parents who might recognize their kids in the video. They are asking those parents to contact police, as well.
Reasons behind the attack are still unclear.