A SOUTHAMPTON youngster has been left bruised and bleeding after being attacked on her walk home from school.

Violet Strutt was reportedly shoved to the ground then kicked by a group of up to four teenage boys.

The eight-year-old was left with a cut to her chin, bruising and ripped tights.

She had been making her way home from Kanes Hill Primary School with her brother Kurt, 10, on Thursday.

The two of them were walking their usual route via Hinkler Green to their home in Warburton Road.

The siblings separated momentarily when the assault happened in a wooded area of the green at around 4pm.

Neither of the children saw the attackers who fled the scene seconds later.

According to mum Dee, 33, when Violet got home she was covered in mud.

The disabled mum said: “She had a large cut on her jaw and her tights were ripped.

“There was mud in her mouth. She was in a state. She was in shock and shaking.

“I cleaned her up and gave her a hug. She was asking where her dad was.

“I am scared. I adore my children.

According to Dee her daughter wasn’t seriously hurt and she described her injuries as “just bumps”.

She added: “I cleaned her cut and dressed it.

“I’ve kept an extremely close eye on her and there’s been nothing to suggest she needs emergency treatment.

Coincidentally when the attack happened it was the day Violet and Kurt’s older sister Shadow was not able to walk the two of them home.

However Dee will no longer let her children walk home through Hinkler Green unaccompanied.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called just after 5pm yesterday (November 28) to a report of an eight-year-old girl being assaulted in woodland in Thornhill.

“The girl was pushed to the ground by a group of three to four boys, suffering an injury to her face.

“Anyone who saw a group of boys in the area or with information should call 101, quoting 44190428574.”


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