The ‘abhorrent’ and vicious assault by six teenage girls, who were as young as 12 and 14 years old, involved them following the terrified 18-year-old students from Havre des Pas to town and phoning more of their girl-gang members to join in on the savage beating.
One of students was left hospitalised after the assault with a suspected fractured eye socket. She was pushed, punched and kicked to the ground – all because she did not understand what they were saying. The students cut short their educational trip to the Island and returned to France immediately after the attack, which took place on 19 May.
This week the Youth Court, chaired by Peter Harris, was shown photographs of the injured students to the teenage attackers – leaving some of them visibly shocked when they saw the injuries they had caused.
St Helier Constable Simon Crowcroft has been left ‘sickened and disgusted’ by what he has branded ‘one of the worst examples of racist behaviour that we see in Jersey’.
Three 14-year-old girls were put on six and nine months’ probation. The 13- and 12-year-old girls were each bound over for six months and one teenager has yet to be sentenced. The teenage attackers have also been ordered to pay £600 compensation to the victim for her medical expenses and mental suffering.