Tin Shui Wai, New Territories. Photo: Google Maps
Tin Shui Wai, New Territories. Photo: Google Maps

Three girls aged between 12 and 15 were arrested for allegedly attacking a 14-year-old girl in Tin Shui Wai, in Hong Kong’s New Territories.

The victim told police she had been attacked by the girls in a pavilion near Tin Fai Road in Tin Shui Wai at 1am on Wednesday, Ta Kung Pao reported.

The victim posted photos of herself on social media showing injuries to her cheek, forehead and chin in Tuen Mun Hospital along with a message that she had been abused by the three girls.

The victim said one of the suspects, a 15-year-old girl, was furious about the victim’s relationship with her ex-boyfriend but the victim said she only treated the boy like a “younger brother,” Sing Tao Daily reported.

Police arrested two girls aged 12 and 15 on Thursday and charged them each with one count of wounding and one count of theft. Another girl, 14, was arrested on Sunday evening in Shatin on suspicion of wounding and theft.

After an initial investigation, police believed that a wooden chair was used to attack the girl at the site, adding that they also suspected that those arrested stole the victim’s phone and sneakers.