Nurse punched stopping group igniting petrol on Asda forecourt

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image captionA nurse aged in her 40s was assaulted on the Asda petrol station forecourt in Bridgwater

Officers are appealing for information after a group of teenagers attempted to ignite fuel on an Asda forecourt and punched a woman who tried to stop them.

A care home nurse who intervened was attacked by one of the party at about 21:00 BST on 2 April at the petrol station in Bridgwater, Somerset.

The woman in her 40s had her arm twisted behind her back and was punched several times in the face by a girl.

Avon and Somerset Police said footage of the act was then posted on Snapchat.

The assault happened when a man challenged the group of teenagers.

It was after a boy, aged about 15, poured fuel out of the pump and attempted to ignite it with a lighter, police said.

The force is urging anyone who saw what happened or who filmed it to get in touch.

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