Autistic girl, 12, lured to park and beaten unconscious as kids filmed attack

An autistic schoolgirl was allegedly lured to a park and beaten unconscious as 10 youths filmed the attack on their phones.

Abbie Jarvis, 12, was hospitalised for two days following the horrifying attack in Drumchapel, Glasgow on Tuesday October 4.

Abbie had agreed to meet a pal from school in the park, but when she arrived she was allegedly set upon by another girl as the youths recorded the ordeal.

It is claimed Abbe was punched in the face several times, knocked to the ground and subjected to multiple kicks to the head, reports the Daily Record.

Abbie's mum Angela, 43, said she had a 'bad feeling' something was wrong after her daughter failed to respond to a text.

She then received a phone call from Abbie and heard a girl screaming her name in the background before the call was cut off.

The mum-of-four rushed out to look for Abbie. She returned home to find her daughter covered in blood and slipping in and out of consciousness in the back of another parent's car.

Angela said: "She was covered in blood, falling in and out of consciousness. She couldn't even speak.

"She had a lump on her head that I still cannot even believe to this day was real because it was so big. She looked completely deformed."

Angela raced her daughter to the Royal Hospital for Children. The schoolgirl had a deep gash to her head that had to be glued together and was left with painful bruising.

Angela added: "Even now, I can't bring myself to think of her lying there during that beating and waiting for it to stop."

Doctors who treated Abbie called police due to the severity of her injuries.

Police Scotland have confirmed a 13-year-old girl has been charged in connection with the incident. She is due to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court at a later date.

The Daily Record understands the teen has been granted bail on the condition she does not approach the victim.

Abbie had been struggling at school for a number of months due to social anxiety. She changed schools in June where she had met a new group of friends.

Angela says her daughter has now completely regressed and is too scared to leave the house.

She added: "She keeps having nightmares about this girl chasing her. She doesn't want to walk out of the door.

"This has left her completely traumatised. There are spells where she is even struggling to pronounce her words properly and she is slurring them a lot."

Angela is now backing a petition created by community campaigner, Alex O'Kane, urging the Government to address the disturbing culture of youth violence in Scotland.

Anyone wishing to sign the petition can do so here.

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Glasgow MSP Paul Sweeney said: "Such violence has unfortunately become far too common in Glasgow and Abbie's case is one of the worst I have ever encountered.

"It's abundantly clear that something needs to change. I will be supporting the petition that seeks to address Scotland's culture of youth violence."

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "A 13-year-old girl has been arrested and charged following the alleged serious assault of a 12-year-old girl in Southdeen Avenue near Southdeen Park, Drumchapel, Glasgow, on Tuesday, October 4. She has been released on an Undertaking to appear at Glasgow Sheriff Court at a later date.

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal and the Scottish Children's Reporters Administration for consideration."

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