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Girl gang arrested for violent attacks
A girl gang are believed to be behind four violent attacks.
Two women were robbed and two were attacked in Brighton on Wednesday evening.
The victims, three in their twenties and one who is a teenager, were kicked and punched by three children.
It is alleged that those responsible are aged 14, 15 and 16 and made off with two of the women’s possessions.
The attacks, which took place over 90 minutes, left one woman in hospital and all “badly shaken”.
Three girls have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and were in custody in Brighton overnight on Wednesday.
The first attack was at the Old Steine, the second near the Pavilion Gardens and the third and fourth took place in or near to Lewes Road.
At 10.30pm in the Old Steine, a 16- year-old Brighton girl was attacked. Thirty minutes later, a 21-year-old Brighton woman had her shoulder bag and contents stolen, as well as being kicked and punched, close to the Pavilion Gardens.
Then at 11pm, a 22-year-old Brighton woman walking in Lewes Road was attacked.
The final attack took place shortly before midnight which left a 20- year-old Brighton woman so badly hurt she was whisked to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for treatment.
The attack happened in the children’s recreation ground, Saunders Park, off Lewes Road.
Yesterday the final victim, who had her bag and its contents taken, had been released from hospital and was recovering.
A Sussex Police spokesman said: “All four were badly shaken by their experience. A swift police response and search of the area resulted in the arrests nearby soon after midnight. Most of the stolen property has already been recovered.”