When 16-year-old Amy Maddison returned home with a bloody face after being attacked by a gang of men, her horrified family started a Facebook campaign to track down the culprits.
The sixth-form student from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, was attacked by the group of men just yards from her house after she had been out for a meal.
At first they hurled insults at her, but she ignored them and sped up her walking. They then pushed her face against a wall and beat her as she lay on the floor. She was left with a bloody nose, a swollen lip, and painful injuries across her body.
Amy said of the unprovoked attack: "They started to kick me. I burst into tears when I realised I was just going to have to take it."