Teenager charged over Grimsby child brick attack

A teenager has been charged with attempted wounding after a four-year-old girl was hit in the face by a brick thrown through a van window and she suffered "horrendous" injuries.

The girl's father, 23, had confronted a group of youths for kicking a ball at his vehicle on Hildyard Street, Grimsby, on Thursday.

The brick came through a window hitting Jersey-Lou Perry in the face.

A 17-year-old youth will appear at Grimsby Magistrates' Court later.

Grandmother Mandy White said she was "in tears" when she saw her injuries.

The youngster suffered a broken nose, a swollen lip and lost two teeth.

She was taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, in Grimsby, where she was kept in overnight.

Insp Mel Christie, of Humberside Police, said he wanted to speak to all of those who were there.

Extra patrols

He said: "She's received some quite horrendous injuries. But it could have been worse.

"We need to know who was involved and we're asking them to come forward. At the moment they will be treated as witnesses."

He added: "I don't think some people think through the consequences of their actions and throwing a brick at a vehicle can have horrendous consequences, as this incident shows."

Describing how Jersey-Lou was recovering, he said: "She seems to be making a good recovery and I hope she continues to do so."

The officer said special patrols were on the streets in the area to reassure the public and collect information.

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