Kent

Dover park attack girl 'may lose sight'

Georgia Chappell
Image caption Georgia Chappell may lose the sight in one eye

A 14-year-old girl may lose the sight in one of her eyes after an attack in a play area in Kent when a boy threw a piece of bark at her.

Georgia Chappell, from Temple Ewell, was with two friends in Pencester Gardens, Dover, when she was attacked by the boy, believed to be under 12.

Doctors at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford later found the back of her eye had been bleeding.

Georgia said the attack had been "disgusting".

"He may think it's silly, but it's quite life changing really," she added.

"I've been getting nightmares."

'Nasty injury'

The attack took place near the skate park in Pencester Gardens.

Image caption The attacker was believed to be under 12 years old

An e-fit of the boy, who was also with a friend, has been issued. He had dark brown hair and was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a grey hooded top.

"This is a nasty injury for this young girl," said Det Sgt Nicky Steele.

"It may result in her losing the sight in one of her eyes.

"We would appeal to anyone who may have been in Pencester Gardens to remember back to about 17:30 BST on 19 September.

"They may be able to assist us with further information so that we can trace the boy."

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