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Girl has hair 'set on fire' with lighter at Woodlands Park, in Gravesend

By Sean McPolin

A father has warned others to be vigilant after her daughter's hair was 'set on fire' by youngsters.

The girl was at Woodlands Park, in Wrotham Road, Gravesend, on Wednesday when a young boy allegedly ran up behind her and set fire to her hair with a lighter.

Police are currently investigating the incident.

Woodlands Park, Gravesend, where the incident took place
Woodlands Park, Gravesend, where the incident took place

The father took to Facebook to air her concerns and warn others parents of what had happened.

He added: "She is okay and didn't get hurt, but is mortified about her hair.

"I got a name and reported to police."

Woodlands Park, in Wrotham Road, Gravesend
Woodlands Park, in Wrotham Road, Gravesend

Police spokesman James Walker said: "We received a report that a boy singed a girl’s hair with a lighter in Woodlands Park at around 5.20pm on Wednesday April 10.

"Initial inquiries are underway."

Residents last year labelled the park a 'no-go zone' due to an increase in violence and organised fighting.

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