A 12-YEAR-OLD was injured after reportedly being assaulted in Cwmcarn.

The girl was reportedly assaulted yesterday between 5pm and 7pm.

A spokeswoman for Gwent police said: "We've had a report of an assault of a 12-year-old girl that took place in the area of the chip shop and One Stop shop – believed to be sometime between 5pm – 7pm.

"The young girl, from the local area, suffered minor leg injuries. We are currently carrying out enquiries to ascertain what happened and examining CCTV.

"If you can help call us on 101 quoting log number 478 12/11/17 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

A JustGiving page has been launched to support the girl who was injured.