A 13-year-old girl has been arrested for assault after a teenager was punched in Eltham. 

Police say the victim's injuries did not require treatment after the attack in Passey Place in Eltham at around 1.41pm yesterday.  

They have now confirmed a girl, 13, was arrested on suspicion of common assault. 

Police say a 19-year-old woman was pushed to the floor before being attacked. 

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One man who was on Eltham High Street said he saw a teenager girl handcuffed by police.

He told News Shopper: "I came out of Specsavers and the police had a young girl in cuffs. She was between 14 and 16.

"Then unmarked police cars came screaming down the high street and I seen police all over Eltham Church."

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The Met Police said: "It was reported that a woman was pushed to the floor and punched. Her injuries did not require medical treatment.

“A number of searches are being carried out in the area to identify further suspects."

A woman added to News Shopper: “I was waiting for a bus on Kingsground when all these unmarked police cars, about seven of them, came flying past me.

“They blocked a bus and a gang of about five or six jumped out. It was all kicking off.”

Enquiries are ongoing to establish what happened.