An apologetic academy says it is "horrified and deeply saddened" after a pregnant woman was allegedly brutally attacked by students in Penge.

The woman was assaulted after preventing a Harris Girl’s Academy student from being bullied further outside Sainsbury’s.

She claims the girl escaped before the "animalistic teenagers" turned on her.

According to the victim, she was punched, kicked and repeatedly stamped on by a group of up to 30 students from the girls' academy.

The victim wrote on social media how she was left fearing for her baby’s life during the disgusting ordeal which left her hospitalised and unconscious.

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A spokesman for Harris Federation told News Shopper: "We are horrified and deeply saddened by this incident, which took place in the community after school last week. 

"We would like to apologise to the victim for the appalling behaviour she encountered after she bravely attempted to protect one of our pupils from the aggression of others.

"We are treating this issue with the utmost seriousness and will discipline those involved accordingly." 

News Shopper understands the attack happened on Monday, May 13, at around 5pm.

The victim described having her face "continuously stamped on" by both girls and boys who she guessed were Year 8 students.

Thankfully the woman’s baby is unharmed and the victim said the swelling has gone down despite suffering damage to her retina. 

In a message to the students who attacked her, she wrote: "I hope you’re struggling to sleep at night knowing if the police didn’t turn up in that exact moment, you was really willing to risk ending mine and my babies life for the sake of being involved in an assault that you and your friends were clearly winning.

"What did I ever do to any of you to deserve that kind of attack?"


A police spokesman has told News Shopper that the case is now closed. 

This is despite a 13-year-old girl being arrested.

The statement read: "Police were called at 16:55hrs on Monday, 13 May to reports of a fight on  High Street in Penge.

"Officers attended. A 19-year-old woman is reported to have been assaulted by a group of teenage girls when she intervened upon seeing them surrounding another teenager.

"A 13-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken to a south London police station.

"The victim was conveyed to hospital where she received treatment for minor injuries before being discharged.

"The case has since been closed due to a lack of evidence."