A teenager has been suspended from a Blackpool school after a 12-year-old girl was pushed to the ground and kicked in the head outside the secondary school.
The victim, a pupil at South Shore Academy, is thought to have been approached by an older pupil and attacked outside the school on St Annes Road at 3.20pm on Friday.
She was shoved to the ground, police have confirmed, and kicked in the head as she lay prone on the pavement.
Police say she suffered bruising to the side of her face.
The school has confirmed the incident took place, and that an older school girl has been suspended for five days while investigations are carried out.
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