A 13-year-old girl had her fingernails ripped off by a group of older white girls in an allegedly racist attack at a funfair.
The victim, who was in a group of black and dual heritage girls, said a group of older white girls called her the ‘n-word’ and followed them.
She claims the older girls ‘jumped them’ and attacked them at Funderworld in Bristol, leaving her ‘bleeding badly’ when all of her acrylic nails were ripped off, her mother Lindsay Dunn expressed.
“A group of older white girls told them to stop singing and be quiet,” Ms. Dunn said.
“When they got off the ride, this group followed them off and began calling them the n-word, and giving them racist abuse.
“The initial part of this incident was racially motivated, and that rings alarm bells with me.
“My daughter and her friends were upset and angry at this and argued back, and then the group of older girls jumped them, and started attacking them. I’m told people around intervened and the security got there.
“My daughter suffered serious injuries – basically she was wearing acrylic nails and they were all ripped off in the attack. She was left bleeding badly.”
The teen was taken to the first aid room and they called the police. However, the attackers were led off the premises before the police arrived.
“They didn’t take their names when they’ve witnessed a child bleeding and injured, so they knew it was serious. They didn’t call the police to detain the attackers,” she said.
“And my daughter’s friends were also just chucked out onto the road without any concern for their welfare.
“They were all shaking and distraught, but it was just ‘get them off-site, brush it under the carpet’. When I went to talk to the Funderworld people, I was offered a complimentary ticket.”
A Funderworld spokesperson said: “There was an altercation between two groups of young people which the security staff were called to attend.
“To de-escalate the situation and maintain calm, the two parties were escorted to separate exit points.
“The incident between the two groups appears likely to have been an altercation rather than a race issue, as the alleged assailants were, in fact, a mixed group who comprised of both BME (black and minority ethnic) and white people.”
Mayor Cleo Lake said she takes the issue seriously and has requested an investigation.
What’s your take on this? Let us know in the comments section and SHARE this with your friends and family!
“Racist Woman Blocks African American From Entering His Own Luxurious Apartment”