Woman, girl charged after 'cowardly act' leaves teen fighting for life

The victim was flown to the Princess Alexandra Hospital in a serious condition.
Courtesy: Patrick Hamilton/Nine News

A woman and a girl have been charged over the alleged bashing of a teenage girl who was set upon by a group of people at Warwick, south-west of Brisbane.

The 15-year-old girl was airlifted from Warwick Base Hospital to Brisbane after she was allegedly assaulted by a group of people at Percy Street in the early hours of Tuesday.

Reporters suggested the girl had been walking home from a party.

Detective Sergeant Darren Tamblyn told Nine News it was a “cowardly act”.

“Especially when there is assault involved, involving people kicking people in the head when they are on the ground,” he said.

The girl remained in a critical but stable condition in Princess Alexandra Hospital’s intensive care unit on Wednesday morning, a hospital spokeswoman said.

An 18-year-old woman from Wilsonton and a 16-year-old girl from Warwick were charged with grievous bodily harm. The teenager was also charged with assault occasioning bodily harm.

The woman was expected to appear in Warwick Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Source: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/woman-girl-charged-after-cowardly-act-leaves-teen-fighting-for-life-20171011-p4ywef.html