Teen left traumatised after unprovoked NYE attack

A TEENAGER out to celebrate the end of 2015 with a group of friends was left terrified and bleeding profusely from the nose as she fled a young female attacker at Noosa.

The young woman, who did not wish to be named, was left with a black eye and possible cracked cheekbone after she was set upon by the offender, believed to be 15 years old, about 10pm in the Hastings St-Noosa Dr area.

Her mother said she had been horrified to receive a call from police to say her daughter was in the back of an ambulance after being assaulted during the New Year's Eve celebrations.

"(My daughter) was being verbally abused with yelling and really obscene swearing and the girl began pushing her," the woman said.

"(My daughter) put her hands up with her palms open, saying she didn't want to talk to the girl, and (the girl) continued to push her and swung a right-handed fist into her face.

"She didn't see it coming.

"She said it felt like she had been hit by a brick.

"It knocked her to the ground and while she was down, the girl continued to push her."

Fearful her attacker wouldn't let up, the young woman managed to crawl to her feet, tripped over a gutter and fled to the nearby Police Beat.

The mother said the offender had then turned on the people around her and had lashed out at "three or four" other girls.

The Daily believes the teenagers knew each other through social media networks.

The attack left the young woman black and blue on the left side of her face, but her mother said the emotional toll had been much greater.

"She is a very social girl and she's popular and always going out with her friends, but I haven't been able to drag her out of the house to have her checked out at the doctors," she said.

"She has not been herself.

"When she woke up to hear about another former Sunshine Coast man (Cole Miller) dying after being hit, she is even more terrified now.

"This is significant trauma.

"The doctor was talking to her about getting some counselling."

A police media spokesperson confirmed the New Year's Eve assault had been reported last Friday.

"The suspect is 15 years old," the spokesperson said.

"Nobody has been charged yet.

"Only one assault has been reported."



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