Police have spoken to two girls aged just 12 and 15 after the brutal beating of a defenceless teenager at a music festival.
The young girls have been referred to Youth Aid after a New Zealand Police investigation into the attack at Creekfest, 30kms north of Wellington, last Saturday.
Two offenders were filmed kicking a teenager in the head as she lay on the grass after she was punched in the face and knocked to the ground.
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Police have spoken to two girls aged just 12 and 15 after the brutal beating of a defenceless teenager at a music festival (pictured)
In the video, a woman wearing a black sweatshirt closes in on the teenager alongside another wearing a red t-shirt and skinny white jeans
Senior Sergeant Grant Ferguson said acknowledged community anger and resentment directed at the perpetrators, The NZ Herald reported.
'I would ask the community to understand that the matter is now being dealt with appropriately, and the people involved need our support to enable them to change their behaviour,' he said.
'While we can't undo what has been done, we can collectively try to prevent this happening in the future.
'This incident highlights the fact that we still have a lot of work to do around how violence in the home and in our community can influence a young person's behaviour.'
Footage of the incident shows onlookers watching in horror as the victim was savagely beaten and hospitalised in the attack at the Porirua community festival.