South Wales Police – who have been under pressure to come up with some results following a brutal attack on a young Penarth woman in Cornerswell Road a week ago – have now announced that two males have been arrested in connection with the incident. (See original report PDN http://tinyurl.com/jybfveo )
Police now say the alleged assault took place inside the Penarth Fish Bar on Cornerswell Road – whereas earlier it had been stated the attack had taken place “nearby”.
The victim Alicia Forsey (21) and her boyfriend had just bought chips at the shop last Saturday evening when she was allegedly set-upon by what police had initially said was a “group of girls” and was allegedly struck in the face by a male – breaking her eye socket .
Alicia had needed extensive hospital treatment for her facial injuries before being allowed home .
Police now say that “two local males” – aged 17 and 18 respectively – have been arrested in connection with the alleged assault and both have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Ms Forsey’s mother is understood to have witnessed the attack from her car. The victim’s boyfriend was also reported to have been assaulted during the incident.
Police are continuing to appeal for assistance from any eyewitnesses and are asking them to call them on 101 or to call “Crimestoppers” anonymously – quoting reference 298405.