Disturbing footage of man grabbing “teenage girl by throat” surfaces
Disturbing footage of the horrifying moment a teenage girl was allegedly slammed to the ground during a fight outside of a Woolworths store front has surfaced.
An intense brawl broke out at Chirnside Park shopping centre on the Maroondah Highway in Melbourne's north east on Saturday morning, and video footage captured showed two men allegedly holding the young girl by just the scruff of her neck before tossing her to the ground.
The footage also shows a teenage boy rushing into the brawl to attack them, and is allegedly seen throwing wild jabs at the men before also being knocked down to the ground.
A knife is also seen in the video, and is swiftly collected by the teenage girl while she was sprawled out on the floor.
“Leave the knife! Drop the knife!” a bystander can be heard yelling in the video as the men continue their scuffle outside of the frame.
Yarra Ranges Crime Investigation Unit have charged four people with affray following the incident.
“It’s alleged the altercation occurred between two small groups who are known to each other,” Victoria Police said in a statement.
A 19-year-old man and 18-year-old woman from Croydon were both charged at the scene.
A 42-year-old Croydon man and 44-year-old Lilydale man were charged the following day.
The 42-year-old Croydon man was treated in hospital for non-life threatening facial injuries.
All four were granted bail and will appear in Ringwood Magistrates Court on October 1.
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