A father from Bransholme, Hull, is furious over a video that was posted on social media, showing his daughter being brutally beaten by three adult women.
Mike Hussey’s 12-year-old daughter, Ellie, was walking home from school with a friend when three adult women approached her and attacked her. Ellie’s friend recorded the attack, hoping to share it and determine who the women are. Each of the adult women are thought to be aged 18-21.
Hussey encouraged the video to be shared online, not only to ensure the women are apprehended, but also to shame them for the the senseless acts of violence, according to Metro.
“It makes you feel sick to see that as a dad. Kids get into scraps but when it’s three adults against a child that’s a different league.”
Despite the brutal appearance of the attack, Ellie was not seriously harmed. She was pretty banged up, but was not expected to experience any long-lasting harm.
“She had a couple of marks on a face but it was more how it shook her up. It’s not right and my heart just broke seeing what had happened.”
In addition to sharing the video that was posted online, Hussey also contacted the Humberside Police to report the incident.
Ellie admitted to knowing the three adult women that attacked her and hopes the video will be enough proof to ensure their apprehension and bring forth charges for the assault.
A spokesperson for the Humberside police revealed that the assault took place on April 14.
“Humberside Police are investigating reports that a 12 year old girl was assaulted by three women in the Soffham Close area of Bransholme at around 3.45pm on Thursday 14th of April.”
They revealed that Ellie did not have any visible injuries, but she was shaken up by the incident and that the case is now ongoing. No arrests have been made as of yet, but that could change as the investigation continues.
Hussey claims that he is furious that the violence was targeted on his daughter. However, he attempted to place himself in the shoes of one of the attacker’s daughters and states that he would be ashamed if he was one of them, according to the Mirror. He hopes one of their fathers will see the video and, at the very least, force them to apologize for the assault. He also hopes the video brings awareness to the incident and prevents it from happening again in the future.
“I want people to see the video because it helps to have it out in the open, let people see if they think it’s right for that to happen to a 12-year-old girl and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
At this time, Hussey has not had any contact with the three women. Although he does not expect them to come forward and admit their wrongdoings, he claims it would be the least they can do.
All too often, senseless acts of violence such as this one are posted on social media and gain a multitude of views from around the world. As the videos go viral, they are sensationalized by the masses and shared over and over again. Some may say this is simply a case of bullying and that Ellie was not seriously harmed, so it should not be made into such a big deal. However, at what point does bullying veer off into a full-blown assault?
If you witness bullying of any type, whether the assailants are children or adults, it is essential that the acts be reported immediately to the proper authorities so that the issues do not continue.
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