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English police arrested a teen who allegedly punched an 87-year-old woman.

The elderly woman was assault by two teenage girls on Oct. 16 while riding the bus, Metropolitan Police reports.

“On Friday, 16 October at about [3:20 p.m.], the victim was traveling on a Route 166 bus on Brighton Road, Coulsdon when the two female suspects boarded the bus without paying," according to a statement by the Metropolitan Police.

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Most of the passengers had gotten off the bus following a verbal exchange between the driver and suspects.

The suspects struck the 87-year-old in the face before they fled. Another passenger helped the victim, and the driver contacted authorities.

She was transported to St. Helier Hospital for having suffered a black eye, and she was discharged later that day.

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Authorities released a description of the suspects “as black girls, aged between 14 and 18 years old.” They claimed one of the suspects wore a black headband.

Police arrested a suspect matching the description on Nov. 9 in suspicion of assault causing actual-bodily-harm. The girl was 14 years old, and she was taken to a police station in south London where she remains in custody.

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“Officers have also identified the second female involved in the incident - she has not been arrested at this time,” Met Police said in a statement.

A report by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2013 found more members of the elderly community were victims of violent crime than people between the ages of 12 and 34.

Sources: Metropolitan Police, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Buzzfeed / Photo Credit: Met Police, Buzzfeed


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