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Group of Teenage Girls Attack Peer

A group of teenage girls attacked their 15-year-old peer in the Reykjavík outdoor recreational area Heidmörk yesterday. The victim suffered considerable bruising to her face but no fractures. A boy stopped the attack before any more injuries were inflicted.

From Heidmörk. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

“The family is in shock,” Hrönn Óskarsdóttir, the victim’s sister, told Morgunbladid. “She underwent a CT scan at the hospital and they thought it was unbelievable that there were no fractures.”

Óskarsdóttir explained that a girl who her sister had fallen out with had contacted her and asked her to meet for reconciliation. Her sister agreed and was shortly afterwards picked up by two girls in a car. Before they got to Heidmörk, five others joined them.

In Heidmörk, two of the girls started beating Óskarsdóttir’s sister, especially aiming at her face and head. A boy who had followed them in a separate car finally stopped the attack. The girls then drove the victim to Hafnarfjördur and left her there.

Óskarsdóttir’s sister called her parents from a shopping mall and they picked her up and brought her to the emergency room.

The Capital Region Police Department considers this case very serious. Police described the attack as “vicious” and said the case is now in the hands of the investigative department.

The case will be investigated in detail, police said, and those involved called in for questioning—15-year-olds are considered fully accountable under Icelandic law and can be convicted for crimes.

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