Last May 16-year-old Tia Jade Edwards posted images of terrible injuries on social media, injuries sustained from a severe stomping at a party
The beating was allegedly delivered by a young man and two 37-year-old women. Prosecutors didn’t press charges against her alleged assailants because there wasn’t enough evidence for a “realistic prospect of conviction”
Recently, a 17-year-old Tia suffered an even more brutal attack, the second in a year
Her injurirs include a broken nose and possible damage to her eye socket in the attack that may require extensive medical treatment
Recent battering occurred a year after learning charges would not be pressed over a previous beating, in which she suffered a black eye, cuts and swollen lip
Tia’s injuries after the latest attack
Edwards, 17, suffered a broken nose and possible damage to her eye socket in the attack, almost exactly a year after she learned no-one would be prosecuted over a previous beating, in which she suffered a black eye, cuts and swollen lips. In the first incidence,
North Wales Police had questioned two women, both aged 37, and a youth in relation to the previous incident but the Crown Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to secure a conviction .
Tia Jade Edwards
Shocking pictures of Jade’s injuries sparked a furious reaction from hundreds of readers calling for justice for Tia. Her guardian fumed “The evidence is all over Facebook, yet they told me they couldn’t use any of the evidence on Facebook.”
“If someone gets away with this they can do it again.”
Recalling the latest incident, a family member said Tia was in a “terrible state” when police were called to an address in Colwyn Bay after this Friday’s alleged attack, which is believed to have taken place before 10pm.
The relative said Tia, who is said to be extremely upset and at home recovering with relatives, could require further hospital treatment.
The college student was admitted for medical treatment following the assault.
She may need surgery on a broken nose and there are concerns about her eye socket and
The teen mother before the attacks
Tia has an eight-month-old daughter who was staying with relatives at the time.
The family say a man has been arrested following the incident, but North Wales Police have yet to confirm the arrest.
In July last year, Tia was attacked at a house party and photos she posted on Facebook sparked outrage from many people who called for justice fro the teen., in the face of seeming official inertia.
Welsh Crown Prosecution Services said there was not enough evidence to pursue a conviction after Tia suffered these injuries last year
The reluctance of both the Welsh police and Crown Prosecution Service to press charges left Tia’s guardian Alison Faulds, infuriated at the time:
“I am fuming. She is a 16 year-old girl and it’s not like she did it to herself.
“Tia is fuming as well because justice has failed.
“If someone gets away with this they can do it again.
“The evidence is all over Facebook, yet they told me they couldn’t use any of the evidence on Facebook.”
A spokesman for the Crown Prosecution Service said at the time: “Having considered the available evidence in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, we concluded that there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction in this case.”