Three girls taken home after town centre fight in Axminster


THREE teenage girls were taken home to their parents by police after a fight in Axminster town centre on Monday evening.

Footage of the fight has appeared on social media, showing girls goading each other before there is an altercation.

Police have recorded a common assault.

An officer on patrol came across the fight, witnessed by a group of youths, in Trinity Square at about 7.10pm.

According to police, most youths left the area as soon as the officer arrived.

Another police unit was called and Neighbourhood Beat Manager PC Simon Aldred said that one girl “took refuge” in a police car.

Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, PCSO Hayley Widger said that three girls (one victim and two suspects), were taken home to their respective parents.

All three are 14-15 years old, police say.

Police also say they will serve what is known as anti-social behaviour letters and may involve partner agencies and the parents of those involved.

Chief Reporter | Started his working life on a farm before becoming a screen printer, both in Sweden. Had another career change and turned to journalism in the mid1990s. Enjoyed an internship with Alexandria Gazette Packet, Va, USA, before moving to the UK. Got a job with The Clarion in Yeovil in 1998, but moved to Axminster in 2006 and has worked on the East Devon beat since.