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Confronting footage being shared on social media shows an 11-year-old girl being surrounded, beaten and repeatedly stabbed in an incident involving other children in Frankston.
Police have charged two children, aged 12 and 14, after the incident on Gallery Lane, near a Frankston shopping centre,
The footage, which The Age has chosen not to publish, shows a trio of youths in a dark lane heckling and taunting a girl, who remains silent, before one youth strikes her in the face.
The girl then cowers against a wall while the youth demands the girl stop talking shit before adding next time you’re dead.
A later clip shows a partially clothed girl facedown on the ground as a youth crouches over her and stabs a sharp object into her bare back multiple times.
The footage shows two youths urging the alleged attacker to get her again. Blood can be seen running down the girl’s back as she remains on the ground. She is also kicked and spat on, the footage shows.
A male youth is heard saying f—ing dumb slut get stabbed before using a racist term and saying she can walk around in her underwear.
A girl’s voice is heard saying welcome to Frankston bitch.
The girl does not attempt to fight back and remains facedown on the ground.
Police say they are aware that footage of the incident is being shared on social media.
The footage is being used as part of the investigation, a police spokeswoman said.
Police allege three young people approached the girl in the lane near the Frankston train station and Bayside Centre shops about 12. 15am, before demanding she hand over her mobile phone and personal items and then stabbing her several times with a sharp object.
Transit police officers responded to the incident and arrested the trio.
Police have since charged a 14-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl with armed robbery and assault, while another 11-year-old girl was released pending summons.
The matter is before the court, and we will not be providing any further comment, a police spokeswoman said.
A Royal Children’s Hospital spokeswoman said the girl remained in a stable condition on Friday afternoon.
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