A 13-YEAR-OLD girl who slapped an ASDA worker across the face with a wet fish has been let go by police after she apologised to her victim.
Officers branded the prank “completely unacceptable” when they began hunting the teenager in February.
The attacker was initially described as being Irish and aged between 15 and 18 with blonde, shoulder-length untidy hair.
In the hope of tracing her, Police released CCTV images showing her grinning shortly before the odd incident took place at an ASDA store in in Accrington.
Lancashire Police confirmed this week that the perpetrator was caught and let go after being made to see the error of her ways.
“Following the appeal that we released, a 13-year-old girl has been spoken to by officers and has taken part in a community resolution whereby she has sent the victim a letter of apology,” the force said in a statement.
“The matter has therefore been resolved and is now closed. There will be no more police involvement.”
At the time of the incident, police said the girl had approached her victim, a 52-year-old fishmonger, at the supermarket’s fish counter and asked about different fish.
It was then that she picked up a large bream and slapped the worker across the face without warning before running out of the store.
The victim believes the incident was being filmed on a mobile phone by a man who stood nearby and also ran away when challenged.