A GIRL was sexually assaulted at a Hollywood Bowl birthday party as bowlers “rushed to help after hearing screams from the toilet.”
The schoolgirl, 16, was assaulted by two boys while a third recorded the sick attack on his phone at the bowling alley in Sheffield, according to the victim’s mum.
Cops were called to the bowling alley at 9.15pm last Monday to reports of a girl being touched inappropriately by three boys.
They stopped her from entering a toilet and then assaulted her – before two of the boys fled the scene.
Customers allegedly rushed to the 16-year-old’s aid after hearing screams coming from the toilet.
And the victim’s mum has now slammed Hollywood Bowl for trying to give the girl “free passes and vouchers” in a bid to stop her from making formal complaints.
But the bowling alley said their staff are taking the incident “very seriously.”
South Yorkshire Police said: “We were called at about 9.15pm on Monday, August 23 by Hollywood Bowl in Sheffield to say an indecent assault had taken place at their premises.
“A teenage girl was stopped entering a toilet by three male youths, two of whom touched her inappropriately over her clothing.
“The third youth was stopped by security and when officers attended he provided the names and addresses of the other two in the Sheffield area.
“With the agreement of the victim’s mother, the three youths were dealt with via a Community Resolution and are barred from attending Hollywood Bowl in future.”
The victim’s mum, who said her daughter was attending a birthday party at the time, said: “It was only the screams of two other girls in the toilet that resulted in other customers stopping the attack.
“Hollywood Bowl customers caught and detained the youth filming, but the other two men escaped on foot after other customers gave chase.”
She has written to Hollywood Bowl bosses requesting an investigation into the way the ordeal was handled.
The mum claims staff initially suggested that the matter could have been dealt with internally.
She wrote: “I now ask that you conduct a formal enquiry into the actions of your staff and management.
“It is extremely worrying that your staff are playing down these types of incidents and trying to encourage victims not to make official complaints by offering free passes and vouchers.”
A Hollywood Bowl spokesperson, said: “We take matters of this nature very seriously and are giving the police our full support and co-operation with their ongoing investigation.”