Teenage girl seriously assaulted in church grounds

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was seriously assaulted in the grounds of All Saints Church in Branston Road, Burton-on-Trent at around 7pm last night (Jan 22).

The girl was treated for stab wounds to her neck – described as significant but not life threatening – at the Queen’s Hospital in Burton-on-Trent.

The area around the church was sealed off to allow forensic examinations to take place, which were concluded at 10.45am today.

Any witnesses or anyone with information is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 757 of January 22.