A young woman who lost four front teeth during a horrific unprovoked attack has been “overwhelmed” by messages of support to help put a smile back on her face.
After hearing how Kerry-Ann Farren, aged 20, had lost four teeth when she was verbally abused, spat on and head butted by a teenage girl on Bennett’s Recreation ground near Padgate railway station, friends set up a fundraising page to help pay for implants, which has now raised £5,600.
Funds poured in from the Warrington community after the attack and fundraising appeal was featured on Warrington-Worldwide.
Kerry-Ann said: “I feel so overwhelmed with all the support!! I actually cannot believe it- that happened so quickly!
“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to find the words to explain how grateful I am for all the messages and donations.
“I’m feeling so overwhelmed and emotional. I feel so supported by the people around me and in our community.”
She will be be getting a temporary teeth plate fitted tomorrow and then the work will begin to help put a smile back on her face.
Meanwhile Police have now interviewed her about the incident which is being investigated.
Kerry-Ann was attacked on Bennett’s Recreation ground on June 24 while she was having a socially distanced picnic with friends after they were verbally abused by a group of teenagers.
A young girl, believed to be aged 16, walked up to Kerry-Ann and head butted her in the face.
Although the initial target has been reached donations can still be made online via https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-kerryann-farren-get-her-smile-back
Another piece of good news is that Kerry-Ann has been promoted to be an Area Manager for her Team Wild Flowers Body Shop at Home business.
Meanwhile police have issued a dispersal order for Bennetts Rec, this expires at 5pm On Tuesday 30th June. This will continued to be reviewed and extended if required.
Section 35 of the Anti Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 gives a Police Constable and a Police Community Support Officer in uniform the power to exclude a person from an area for a period of up to 48 hours.
Any person over the age of 10 years engaging in Anti Social behaviour or crime and disorder can be asked to leave the area. If they refuse or return they can be arrested.
The beat team have also now arrested a Juvenile for a serious assault which occurred on Bennetts Rec last Wednesday evening. The investigation is still ongoing and the victim is being supported.
Police will continue to patrol this area to offer reassurance to the public and will take positive action against anyone committing ASB or involved in criminal activity.