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14-year-old girl attacked in Newton's 'Grove'

A Delta police officer investigates the area where a Surrey hockey mom was killed last year. It
A Delta police officer investigates the area where a Surrey hockey mom was killed last year. It's the same area a 14-year-old girl was swarmed last Wednesday.
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Police are investigating the swarming attack of a 14-year-old girl in Newton last Wednesday.

Police say the girl was invited by a friend to the "Grove," a patch of trees behind the Newton Wave pool at 72 Avenue and 137 Street, at about 6:30 p.m. The plan was to meet some friends, but the friend who invited the 14-year-old did not show up.

Another group of youth did.

A conversation ensued, which turned into an argument. One of the girls from the group of 10 to 15 people punched the teen and knocked her down. Several others kicked her, took her long board and ran away when security intervened.

Police say they've talked with almost half of the teens who were there, but RCMP are looking for the ones who were actively involved in the attack.

Surrey RCMP are reminding anyone who is involved in illegal activity that they are being caught on closed circuit television cameras. In addition, there is bolstered crime reduction in the area including private security and RCMP.

The "Grove" is an area of Newton being reclaimed by the community after the brutal killing of hockey mom Julie Paskall nearby late last year.

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