Two girls, one of them with learning disabilities were assaulted and harrased by a gang of boys outside a Newry shopping centre earlier this week.

The girs were followed around the car park of The Quays in Newry on Monday 14 August by the gang of eleven teenagers, who called them names and threw bleach in one of the girls faces as well as reportedly videoing the incident.

Police in Newry are appealing for information following the assault on Monday.

Sergeant Gibson said "Police received reports that between 9:00 & 9:30pm in the area of Quays Shopping centre car park towards the Drumalane side, two girls were assaulted by a group of 11 males who threw a bottle of bleach at them.

I would ask that anyone with information contact police at Ardmore on 101 quoting ref 1269 14/8/17, or if you wish to remain anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

A mother of one of the girls praised the security staff at The Quays for their help during the distressing incident adding that "these bullys need to stop"