Geraldton school girls charged over a series of assaults after other victims come forward
Three schoolgirls charged over a shocking assault on another student are alleged to have launched the same mob attack twice before, it has been revealed.
And the victim behind the most recent incident - which was filmed by onlookers - said she didn't know the girls who allegedly unleashed a flurry of punches and kicks that brought her to the ground.
Speaking to 7 News Perth the young Geraldton schoolgirl said she had no idea why she was singled out in the attack last Friday, but says she feels sorry for them.
When asked if she knew them she said:
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“No I don't. I now do, but when it was happening, no.
"It's very wrong, it should never have happened and I feel bad for the people that did it."
The young victim needed hospital treatment and three teenage girls have since been charged over the seemingly unprovoked ambush.
Reliving the onslaught the victim's father was brought to tears today as he watched the footage back.
"Pretty disgraceful,” he told 7 News Perth
“And I'm really disappointed as a father and a member of the Geraldton community."
A senior police officer yesterday described it as a pack attack and said it was one of the worst he had seen in 30 years in the force.
And since the incident was aired police say two other victims have made allegations against the trio - who have now been charged over those alleged attacks too.
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