Assault in Cairns City, QLD

Police are investigating an alleged assault in Cairns City on January 1 which was brought to their attention after video of the incident was recorded and shared on social media.

The video depicts disturbing footage of a group of girls assaulting two girls from behind on Grafton Street around 7pm.

Upon being brought to the attention of police, an investigation commenced which identified a 14-year-old victim of the alleged assault.

A 14-year-old girl voluntarily attended Cairns Police Station and will be dealt with under the provisions of the Youth Justice Act for common assault.

Inquiries are continuing in respect of other participants in the incident.

Cairns police would like to reaffirm its position that violence such as that depicted in the footage is not tolerated and encourage any victim or witnesses of such crime to immediately report the matter to police.

If you have information for police, contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using the online form 24hrs per day.

You can report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers, a registered charity and community volunteer organisation, by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24hrs per day.

Quote this reference number: QP1900013252

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