Teenager charged over brick attack
A 17-year-old youth has been charged in connection with an incident in which a four-year-old girl was hit in the face with a brick.
Jersey-Lou Perry suffered what police described as "horrendous injuries" when a brick smashed through a window of her father's van in Grimsby, north-east Lincolnshire, last week.
The youngster suffered a broken nose, two lost teeth and numerous other injuries to her face.
Humberside Police said the 17-year-old who was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the incident has now been charged with attempted wounding with intent.
He remains in police custody and is due to appear at Grimsby Youth Court.
The charge follows the incident last Thursday in which Kyle Perry, 23, stopped to remonstrate with a group of up to 20 youths after a ball hit his vehicle.
Mr Perry described how he rushed his daughter to hospital after a brick flew into his minibus van, smashing the glass. Jersey-Lou was taken to Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby, where she was kept in overnight for observations.
Inspector Mel Christie, of Humberside Police, said on Wednesday: "The 17-year-old boy arrested in connection with an incident on Rutland Street that resulted in a four-year-old girl being injured has been charged with Attempt Section 18 Wounding."
The officer said he still wanted to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who was in the area at the time. Earlier, asked how the victim was doing, Insp Christie said: "She seems to be making a good recovery and I hope she continues to do so."
The officer said she had "received some quite horrendous injuries".