UK police: ‘Not cost effective’ to investigate brutal beating of 12-year-old girl by 15 ‘youths’

UK police: ‘Not cost effective’ to investigate brutal beating of 12-year-old girl by 15 ‘youths’
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Victoria Woods said her daughter Isabelle was punched, kicked, and thrown down a hill in Wildmoore Avenue Park, Oldham, on Wednesday in an unprovoked attack after she was set on by a group of around 15 youths — none of whom she knew, Manchester Evening News reported.

Recalling how her daughter was “in floods of tears” after the attack, which left her with bruising, deep scratches, and “caked in mud”, Ms. Woods described the response from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) over the incident as “diabolical”.

A day after reporting the assault she received a telephone call from a female officer who explained that police would not be taking the case any further “because it wasn’t a major crime and it was ‘just kids fighting’, in her words,” Ms. Woods said.

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“She said the inspector had decided it was not ‘cost effective’ to investigate it in terms of the cost and manpower hours.

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