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May 15, 2016

Report: Girl hospitalized after group assault at Willow Grove carnival

Incident occurred at Crestmont Park during annual Roslyn Boys & Girls Club Carnival

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Crestmont Park in Willow Grove.

Abington Township police are investigating after a girl was hospitalized Saturday night following a fight among several teenagers at a carnival in Willow Grove.

In a statement on Facebook, Abington police said the assault occurred at Crestmont Park during the annual Roslyn Boys & Girls Club Carnival.

Police told NBC10 the fight broke out around 10 p.m. at the park on Old Welsh Road, across the street from the Willow Grove Park mall. After a preliminary investigation, authorities believe the fight started with a dispute between two girls who knew each other. Several other teens, all under the age of 18, then jumped in and ganged up on the victim.

Officials said the victim was taken to Abington Memorial Hospital, where she was treated for abrasions and other injuries. She was later released.

While some of the teens involved in the fight have been identified, an investigation is ongoing and police are seeking help from the public to identity the other participants. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abington Township Detective Division at 267-536-1100 and select option four to provide a tip.