Girl assaulted by youths outside Funchal school
The Journal reports that a 15-year-old girl was assaulted yesterday afternoon by several other youths. The violent attack took place near the Madeira Institute of Transportation and Logistics (IPTL) at Levada do Cavalo in Santo António. If I am not mistaken this is the building just beyond the Repsol fuel station as you head up to the Rapida on the dual carriageway above the main hospital in Funchal.
Contacted by the Journal, the director of the IPTL confirmed the assault on a minor student, and assured the newspaper that all due diligence was being followed. The young woman was apparently violently beaten with punches and kicks that caused several bruises on her body, especially to the head and torso. She was taken to the Emergency Department of Dr. Nélio Mendonça Hospital.
“It is something we regret, of course, but that is a bit beyond our control, because it was a situation that happened outside the school, in the vicinity of the Institute, and not in its interior” added director Paulo Moura. “Never inside the IPTL have we had cases of violence, and even in the immediate vicinity this is something that had never happened”.