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Girl, 12, arrested in connection with assaults in Bristol

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A 12-year-old girl has been arrested following a number of assaults in Bristol over the last few weeks.

Police say they believe she may be connected to a string of assaults in the east areas of the city, including Easton and Redfield.

The juvenile is set to attend an Avon and Somerset police station for questioning after she was arrested last night (Tuesday, July 6).

Read more: Mum left heartbroken after daughters hospitalised following racial attack in park

This comes after sisters, aged 11 and 17, were hospitalised following a racial attack in St George Park on last Friday (July 2) evening.

A force spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said: “At this time we are keeping an open mind if these incidents are linked. We believe some of them may have been racially-aggravated too.”

Inspector Chris Green said: “We are taking these incidents extremely seriously and are continuing to investigate what has happened and looking to identify offenders so appropriate action can be taken.

“We’re aware of a number of videos relating to alleged assaults appearing on social media in recent days. We’d please ask people to provide them to the police in the first instance, as publication on social media could jeopardise our investigation as we seek justice for victims. Support is being offered to those victims.

“Extra patrols are being carried out and we’d urge anyone with concerns to speak with those officers or to contact the local neighbourhood team via our website.”

Anyone who has information that could assist the police with their enquiries is asked to call 101 and give reference number 5221151809.

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