Gang attacks face of Plympton girl walking dog

A gang which attacked a teenage girl as she walked her dog is being sought by police.

The 16-year-old suffered numerous cuts to her face in the assault near Plympton Castle last week.

Devon and Cornwall Police said a weapon of some kind was used on the girl by the gang of three, who were all wearing grey hooded tops.

The area is often used by dog walkers and police have appealed to anyone with information to contact them.

The attack took place between 1600 and 1630 GMT on Wednesday, 9 February, in a lane next to the George public house in Plympton.

A police spokesman said one of the teenage gang was male, but the gender of the other two was not known.

The male suspect was described as about 5ft 8in (1.7m) tall and wearing a grey top with turquoise patches.

The second suspect was about 5ft (1.5m) tall and of slim build, while the third suspect was about 5ft 5in (1.6m) tall, wearing a grey top and tracksuit trousers.

The girl suffered more than 40 superficial facial cuts in the attack.

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