Suspect in vicious assault believes she didn’t ‘cause a lot of damage’, court hears

Suspect in vicious assault believes she didn’t ‘cause a lot of damage’, court hears

A SUSPECT in the “vicious” assault of a 16-year-old girl in Co. Down believes she did not “cause a lot of damage” to the victim, a court has heard.

Cora Campbell, 18, of English Street, Downpatrick has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) in relation to the incident at Bangor seafront last Friday.

According to the BBC, she has admitted to assault occasioning actual bodily harm but denies causing GBH.

The attack was captured on a two-minute long video that shows the victim being punched, kicked and having her head banged off the ground.

Two girls appear to take turns carrying out the attack, while a male can be heard encouraging the pair, urging the perpetrators to “bust her nose”.

Campbell – who police believe was the main instigator – has admitted to punching, kicking and slamming the victim’s head off the ground, but believes she did not “cause a lot of damage”.

The court also heard Campbell had consumed vodka on the evening of the assault and saw "a red mist".

Campbell was remanded in custody after the court adjourned until her bail application could be heard.

Two other people – a 16-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy – also remain in custody.

The victim was left with serious head and facial injuries after what the court was told was a “sustained and vicious assault”.

She has since been able to receive an X-ray, which showed she suffered no fractures in the incident.

The court also heard that the victim – who police believe was lured to the scene by Campbell – has "a substantial criminal record".