North East Wales

Court rewards schoolgirls £200 for helping attack victim

Three 13-year-old schoolgirls who intervened when they witnessed a man being being attacked in a river have been commended by a crown court judge.

Mold Crown Court heard how in October 2014 the girls saw a man being punched and stamped on in the River Gwenfro in Wrexham.

They shouted at the attackers who then fled the scene and kept the victim warm until an ambulance arrived.

Judge Niclas Parry said that each girl should be paid a £200 reward.

The attackers Paul Loose, 24, of Tanycoed, Wrexham, and Ryan Roberts, 18, of Tanybryn, Wrexham were initially arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

But their guilty pleas to wounding were accepted. Loose was jailed for 28 months. and Roberts received 20 months youth custody.

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