Teenage terror: Girls charged
TWO teenage girls were arrested after allegedly smashing pot plants, assaulting the residents of a Goonellabah home and kicking police on Saturday afternoon.
Police charged the 16-year-old and 17-year-old girls with a range of offences including affray, actual bodily harm, malicious damage to property and assaulting police.
Inspector Bill McKenna said the three girls allegedly went to the Milgate Close home about 3.30pm and started a verbal altercation with the residents, a man and a woman.
He said both parties knew each other previously and the incident was not technically a home invasion.
Insp McKenna said the verbal altercation quickly turned violent with the occupants being punched and kicked.
No weapons were used, he said, however a number of pot plants were smashed during the incident.
When a neighbour came to help out, he was attacked as well. A short time later Lismore police arrived.
As they attempted to arrest the teenagers one of the officers was kicked.
The victims of the attack suffered bruises and minor cuts, said Insp McKenna.
The woman went to Lismore Base Hospital after the incident but was released later that evening. She told The Northern Star she was too frightened to speak openly about the incident.
She said she was advised not to have her name or photograph published lest she become the subject of revenge attacks.
The two alleged offenders were refused bail and attended Lismore Local Court yesterday.