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Compensation from Local Authority for sexually assaulted girl.

Compensation from Local Authority for sexually assaulted girl.

The parents of a girl sexually assaulted at the age of six by boys in her school playground have won compensation from the local authority. 

The council has not accepted liability but the undisclosed five-figure settlement could set a precedent.

The BBC understands this is the first time the High Court has approved a settlement in a case of sexual assaults involving primary school pupils. 

The child's mother says she now has "a broken little girl".

The girl, called Bella to protect her true identity, disclosed the repeated sexual assaults to her mother only when she could no longer sit down because of the discomfort.

    

In the following days and months, her parents found there was no help available for their daughter, although steps had been taken to support the boys.

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