Savage attack on Hartlepool schoolgirl filmed on mobile and posted on Facebook

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A SCHOOLGIRL was kicked unconscious in a savage attack which was filmed on a mobile phone and posted on Facebook.

Scarlett Anderson, 13, was at Summerhill country park in Hartlepool on Saturday night with a group of teenagers when the incident happened.

An argument escalated into a fight, which saw the English Martyrs pupil knocked to the ground and then kicked unconcious by a gang of five teenagers.

She was eventually pulled away from the gang by a teenage boy and taken home by other children.

She was taken to A&E at the University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton, before being allowed home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

And the family were left stunned when Scarlett received a phone message to tel her the shocking incident had been filmed and was being shared around Facebook.

Dozens of comments were made on the video – with some sickeningly treating the attack as a joke.

Today, Scarlett’s mum Beverley Castle spoke of her disgust at the attack, and the fact it was videoed for Facebook.

Beverley, a psychiatric nurse who is also mum to Holly Dobson, 23, and 17-year-old Jasmine Dobson, said: “I’m absolutely disgusted about what has gone on.

“I’m disgusted that there has been a fight, and disgusted that someone decided to stand back and video it all for Facebook.

“It’s just unbelievable. I’ve not seen the video, I don’t want to see it.

“It would devastate me to see my daughter being savagely attacked like that.

“But having spoken to people who have watched it, these people have behaved like animals.

“When she came home she was covered in mud and bruises, she was in a right state. We ended up at North Tees until 3am getting her checked out.

“People were apparantly shouting at her to get up, that she wasn’t dead, then they comment that someone needs to dig her a grave and bury her.

“I saw the comments on Facebook on Sunday morning. One girl put a link to the video and added ‘haha’. I can’t believe people are bragging about this.

“It is just shocking. I know some of the kids who have been up there, they’re from good homes and this behaviour has shocked me.”

The video was eventually removed from Facebook, although it is understood police have a copy.

Officers visited Scarlett and her mum at their home in the Elwick Road area of Hartlepool on Sunday afternoon and have launched an investigation.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said: “We received a report of an assault on Saturday night, and have launched an investigation.”

Anyone with information about the attack can contact police on 101.