A 13 year-old girl has been arrested after an assault on a little three year-old.

Ralph's mum cannot believe what happened to him

Ralph’s mum cannot believe what happened to him

Girl, 13, arrested after toddler ‘drop kicked’ in the face in toilet of Nando’s restaurant

The toddler’s 25 year-old mother, Jade Scott, had taken him and his seven year-old sister to the Nando’s restaurant near Lewisham for a treat. She is shocked about what happened to three year-old Ralph:

“I was so angry at first, then I began to cry because I just couldn’t understand why someone would do that to my little boy. It made me feel degraded to be honest and that I failed him as a mum and let someone violently abuse him.”

Ms Scott contacted the police, who arrested a 13 year-old girl who cannot be named for legal reasons; the girl was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm. The little boy was drop-kicked in the face as well as punched.

A spokeswoman for the police said: “We can confirm that we were made aware of an incident that took place in the bathroom area of a restaurant at Rushey Green on October 27 at approximately 3.13pm involving a three-year-old boy. An allegation of assault was made that occurred against the boy. As a result a 13-year-old girl was arrested for ABH and taken into custody. She has been bailed to a date in December pending further enquiries.”